Very unfortunate for Saliba, who was very solid up until that point. Evans delivers a long ball from defence and finds Justin who heads it towards Vardy. Saliba is there and tries to head it back to Ramsdale but the communication is bad and hits the back of his own net.
Zinchenko and Xhaka have been working very well so far down the left flank. The Arsenal pair’s partnership led to Jesus’ first goal as they were the ones moving the ball around Leicester’s box. Arsenal dominated 56.2 per cent of possession during a stunning first half.
The Gunners registered a total of 10 shots, three of which were on target. Leicester, on the other hand, only got one shot on target by Wesley Fofana out of all people. The Foxes had no corner-kicks while the North Londoners got two, one of which led to a goal.
Arsenal are 2-0 up against Leicester at the Emirates thanks to Gabriel Jesus’ brace. Jesus opened the scoring after 23 minutes as the Gunners passed the ball nicely inside the Foxes’ area until Granit Xhaka tapped it to the Brazil international on the left and he beat Danny Ward with a fabulous curling shot.
The North Londoners’ star signing completed his brace on 35 minutes after Gabriel Martinelli’s corner-kick. Jamie Vardy accidentally headed the ball backwards to the far post where the striker was lurking and beat Ward with a close-range header.
Granit Xhaka second goal ⚽
Gabriel Jesus finds the Swiss midfielder who arrows one in to silence any thoughts of a comeback 🔥🎯
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