After Manchester City defeated Liverpool 4-1 earlier on Saturday afternoon, the pressure was on Arsenal as they hosted Leeds United, but the Gunners produced a 4-1 victory of their own to mean they’re currently eight points ahead of the Sky Blues, although they’ve played one game more.
Gabriel Jesus was back in the starting line-up for Arsenal and his return was most welcome, as the Brazilian netted twice in the victory.
His first goal came from the penalty spot in the 35th minute, after he’d won the spot kick himself.
That made it 1-0 to the home side at the break, although that lead was too narrow for most fans at the Emirates to feel comfortable.
Two Gabby goals.
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— Arsenal (@Arsenal) April 1, 2023
Arsenal’s super second half
Just after the break, Arsenal doubled their lead as Ben White arrived at the back post to turn into an empty net in the 47th minute.
Gabriel Jesus soon had his second, scoring again after nice line-up play with Leandro Trossard in the 55th minute of the match.
Although Rasmus Kristensen pulled one back for Leeds United with 15 minutes to go, Arsenal had the last laugh as Granit Xhaka headed in his side’s fourth of the afternoon in the 84th minute.
The scoreline was a little harsh on Leeds United, but Arsenal took their chances when they had to and move a step closer to their dream of winning the Premier League title.