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2 shots, 96.4% pass accuracy, 3 interceptions: £32m Arsenal man is making such a big difference
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2 shots, 96.4% pass accuracy, 3 interceptions: £32m Arsenal man is making such a big difference

Arsenal made it two wins out of two on Saturday as they beat Leicester City 4-2 at the Emirates Stadium.

Gabriel Jesus stole the show by scoring a brace and also getting two assists.

Granit Xhaka and Gabriel Martinelli also got on the scoresheet, striking after the Foxes looked to get back in the game.

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Jesus broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute with a lofted finish over Danny Ward.

He then doubled Arsenal’s lead 12 minutes later, nodding in at the back post from a corner.

Although William Saliba scored an unfortunate own goal in the second half, Xhaka rifled in moments later.

And though James Maddison grabbed a second for Leicester, Gabriel Martinelli made it 4-2 almost immediately after.

Another great day at the office for Arsenal and, while Jesus rightly stood out, there were quite a few players who impressed.

Oleksandr Zinchenko was one of those, delivering another great display for the Gunners.

“Looked excellent”

As per Whoscored, the £32million man took 68 touches, had 2 efforts, and passed 55 times with 96.4 percent accuracy.

He also whipped in one cross, delivered one accurate long ball, and made three interceptions, one tackle and one clearance.

Zinchenko got 8/10 from the Evening Standard, who wrote: “Looked excellent on his home debut and exactly what you’d expect from a player signed from Manchester City.

“So good in possession, especially when he tucks inside to join the midfield.”

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Meanwhile, football.london went for 7/10, writing: “Offensively excellent as he supported Gabriel Martinelli and combined beautifully with Granit Xhaka.

“Defensively there are still a few question marks over his positioning, which mean Tierney will fancy his chances of getting back in.”

Previously, Tierney was undisputed first-choice at left-back, and if he got injured, it would be a crisis for Arsenal.

Now, that’s no longer the case, and it could go a long way to success this season and beyond.

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