Gabriel Jesus scored twice for Arsenal in a 4-2 win over Leicester City on Saturday. Jesus scored twice before halftime in north London’s sweltering heat and nearly had a hat trick.
Granit Xhaka and Gabriel Martinelli scored for the Gunners, who have six points from two games.
William Saliba and James Maddison scored own goals to pull Leicester within a goal of the hosts.
Jesus’ £45 million transfer from Manchester City to Arsenal was one of the summer’s blockbuster transfers, and he already looks the part.
Jesus received a standing ovation from the home crowd when he was substituted late.
“I score goals every day. Manchester City knew that I just wanted to play.” Arsenal’s offensive was led by the 25-year-old, who scored in the 23rd minute with a chip over Danny Ward.
Jesus made it 2-0 with a close-range header in the 35th minute and Ward twice denied him before halftime.
Referee Darren England overturned a penalty awarded to Leicester after Jamie Vardy fell under Aaron Ramsdale’s pressure.
Saliba put the ball in his own net while trying to intercept James Justin’s header from Jonny Evans’ pass.
The visitors scored first, but Ward fumbled a cross to Jesus, who set up Xhaka.
Maddison, a transfer target for several teams, shot through Ramsdale’s legs to make it 3-2, but Jesus passed to Martinelli, who shot inside the post.
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