Sports Arsenal vs. Leicester City live score, updates, highlights as Gabriel Jesus double has Gunners up

18:32  13 august  2022
18:32  13 august  2022 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Are Arsenal for real in 2022/23? The Gunners will seek to continue to answer that question with their first home Premier League match of the season. The Emirates crowd will be rocking as the Gunners aim to start with a perfect record after two matchdays.

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Arsenal are not only favorites to beat Leicester at home, but they are also reportedly closing in on signing one of Leicester City's best players in midfielder Youri Tielemans. The Belgian will still play for the Foxes against the team that is supposedly seeking to secure his services, making for a compelling subplot.

Leicester will need all the help they can get against an Arsenal side that has carried its preseason form into the new campaign, coming away with a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace in the opening match of the season. Gabriel Martinelli scored the opener, and they sealed the result on an own goal. Arsenal's big signing Gabriel Jesus went scoreless on his debut in an official match and will be eager to get on the board in front of his new home fans.

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A dose of Bukayo Saka, Jesus, and Martinelli is not the easiest way for the Foxes to get over their disappointing season-opening draw last weekend at home against Brentford, when they coughed up a 2-0 lead by conceding two goals in the span of the final half-hour. It was a bad result for a team expecting to contend for Europe again.

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Arsenal vs. Leicester City live score

1H 2H Final
Arsenal 2
Leicester City 0


ARS — Gabriel Jesus (Granit Xhaka) — 23rd min.

ARS — Gabriel Jesus — 36th min.

Arsenal vs. Leicester City live updates, highlights from Premier League

Halftime: Arsenal 2, Leicester City 0

Halftime: A well-organized Leicester made things difficult for Arsenal to start and it looked like the visitors might even nick a goal in transition. But then the Gunners' big summer signing Gabriel Jesus made the big play to get them on the board and that strike opened things up for Arsenal. Jesus got a second on a corner and then had two more decent looks at a hat trick. He'll want that third goal in the second half.

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44th min.: Penalty overturned on video review! The referee looked at it and saw that Jamie Vardy was looking for the contact. It's waved off.

42nd min.: Penalty for Leicester City! Aaron Ramsdale is off his line to challenge Jamie Vardy and a penalty is awarded. But the VAR is recommending a check.

41st min.: Jesus denied a hat trick again! Arsenal win the ball and then a quick combination puts Jesus through, but Dan Ward makes the stop.

36th min.: Jesus nearly gets the hat trick! He pounces on a long ball from the 'keeper, turns Jonny Evans, and only an Ndidi tackle prevents him from getting a clean shot off. Arsenal fans are loving life.

36th min.: Gabriel Jesus gets another goal! An Arsenal corner kick is flicked on by a Leicester player and there's Jesus at the far post unmarked to head it home.

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33rd min.: Arsenal are comfortable now. Leicester trying to push the game and Arsenal are waiting to press and pounce. Gabriel Martinelli is seeing more of the ball on the left and he's playing with plenty of energy.

23rd min.: What a goal by Gabriel Jesus! He gets the ball in traffic inside the Leicester box and lofts a beautiful chip which nestles into the far corner. Fantastic finish. Replays showed it took a slight deflection off a defender.

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20th min.: Another Granit Xhaka run into the Leicester box and he meets a Bukayo Saka cross at the far post and it looks like his header comes off the post and off 'keeper Danny Ward. Xhaka looks up for it today.

16th min.: Yellow card to Wesley Fofana. Gabriel Martinelli burned by him on the left wing and Fofana held him back any way he could. On the ensuing set piece, a ball is sent into the box for a Gabriel header which is off the mark.

12th min.: Arsenal's Aaron Ramsdale has to make another play in his box to tip away a Leicester cross from the right, which was destined for James Justin. The Foxes are creating attacking threats, especially when Arsenal cough up the ball.

10th min.: Nice Arsenal combination around the Leicester box. The Gunners are poking and prodding and trying to pull the organized Foxes out of position. It's a patient, calculated Arsenal team to start.

4th min.: Leicester have the best chance of the match so far! It's Wesley Fofana dispossesses Granit Xhaka and makes a run into the Arsenal box, firing a shot stopped by Aaron Ramsdale. Strong start by the Foxes.

1st min.: We're off. Expecting an electric start from Arsenal at home.

5 mins from kickoff: Teams are walking out to the field as Emirates chanting "Arsenal".

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Arsenal vs. Leicester City lineups

The Gunners' squad is getting healthier with the returns of Takehiro Tomiyasu and Emile Smith Rowe on the bench. Summer signing Fabio Vieira is back in training, but not on the matchday squad list.

Reiss Nelson is the only player confirmed to miss out due to injury. Players who are likely to be on their way to new clubs — right back Hector Bellerin and goalkeeper Alex Runarsson — are out of the squad entirely.

Arsenal starting lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1-Aaron Ramsdale (GK) — 4-Ben White, 12-William Saliba, 6-Gabriel, 35-Oleksandr Zinchenko — 5-Thomas Partey, 34-Granit Xhaka — 7-Bukayo Saka, 8-Martin Odegaard, 11-Gabriel Martinelli — 9-Gabriel Jesus

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Arsenal subs (9): 30-Matt Turner, 18-Takehiro Tomiyasu, 16-Rob Holding, 3-Kieran Tierney, 25-Mohamed Elneny, 23-Albert Sambi Lokonga, 10-Emile Smith Rowe, 19-Nicolas Pepe, 14-Eddie Nketiah.

Ricardo Pereira (Achilles), Harvey Barnes (knee), and Ryan Bertrand (knee) are still unavailable for the Foxes, but manager Brendan Rodgers has a deep bench at his disposal. He will field Youri Tielemans after all, making for a bit of an awkward situation given the multiple transfer reports.

Leicester City starting lineup (5-3-2, right to left): 1-Danny Ward (GK) — 27-Timothy Castagne, 3-Wesley Fofana, 6-Jonny Evans, 18-Daniel Amartey, 2-James Justin — 8-Youri Tielemans, 25-Wilfred Ndidi, 22-Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall — 10-James Maddison, 9-Jamie Vardy

Leicester City subs (9): 31-Daniel Iversen (GK), 4-Caglar Soyuncu, 33-Luke Thomas, 24-Nampalys Mendy, 11-Marc Albrighton, 26-Dennis Praet, 17-Ayoze Perez, 14-Kelechi Iheanacho, 20-Patson Daka.

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Arsenal vs. Leicester City TV channel, live stream

UK USA Canada Australia
Date Sat, Aug. 13 Sat, Aug. 13 Sat, Aug. 13 Sun, Aug. 14
Time 15:00 BST 10:00 ET 10:00 ET 00:00 AEST
TV channel
Streaming Peacock fuboTV Optus Sport

UK: The match falls in the 3 p.m. local time window in which matches are not televised. Coverage is only available via radio.

USA: The Arsenal vs. Leicester match will be streamed on NBC's Peacock platform for subscribers.

Canada: Every Premier League game streams live and on demand exclusively via fuboTV.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream all Premier League matches live and on demand on Optus Sport.

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