Arsenal v Leicester City Live Commentary & Result, 2022/08/13, Premier League | (2023)

That's all for now though, goodbye!

The result means Arsenal are second in the early Premier League table, while Leicester are 14th.

A sensational display from Jesus powers Arsenal to an impressive 4-2 victory. The hosts - and Jesus - started quickly in this one: first, Jesus curled in a superb opener, before nodding in from close range to make it two. Arsenal were in command at half-time, but Leicester pulled one back when Saliba headed into his own net. The hosts reacted quickly, though, with Jesus setting up Xhaka following a mistake from Ward. And the pattern repeated itself when Maddison pulled one back, only for Martinelli to restore the two-goal advantage with a precise finish. Leicester continued to work hard, but Arsenal ran out impressive winners.


90' + 4' Nketiah draws another fine save from Ward following his powerful header. But it wouldn't have counted - he was offside.

90' + 3' Five minutes of stoppage time are added on.

90' + 1' Ward superbly pushes away Nketiah's fierce strike as Arsenal continue to push.

T. Tomiyasu

Yellow Card

90' Tomiyasu is booked for a foul on Daka.

89' Gabriel can't quite latch onto Tierney's deep free-kick and it trickles behind.

87' Maddison scuffs an effort tamely wide from 20 yards. Leicester are beginning to lose hope now.

85' Gabriel Martinelli has contributed to goals in his last 3 home games in the English Premier League (two goals, two assists).

E. Smith Rowe

B. Saka

84' Saka also makes way with Smith Rowe coming on.

E. Nketiah

Gabriel Jesus

84' Jesus departs for Nketiah after a sensational display in attack.

83' Arsenal pour forward again with Jesus at the heart of the move, but Saka is dispossessed by Justin.

81' Huge miss! Jesus wastes a massive chance for his hattrick as he slices into the side netting when presented with an open goal!

79' Well, that should be the game wrapped up for Arsenal now. Leicester have drawn within a goal twice, but they haven't been able to stem the tide of Arsenal attacks.

K. Tierney

O. Zinchenko

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77' Zinchenko is replaced by Tierney after an excellent display.

Gabriel Jesus


75' Jesus' dream debut continues as he notches up another assist with a neat pass to set up Martinelli.

Gabriel Martinelli


75' GOAL! MARTINELLI! 4-2. Arsenal restore their two-goal advantage once more. Arsenal sweep forward on the break with a move that culminates with Jesus picking out Martinelli. The attacker takes a touch before curling a low effort into the far corner from 20 yards!

T. Tomiyasu

B. White

75' White heads off for Tomiyasu.

K. Ịheanachọ


74' Iheanacho took his time before sliding the perfect throughball into Maddison who did the rest!

J. Maddison


74' GOAL! MADDISON! 3-2. Leicester pull one back. Iheanacho dribbles ominously towards the edge of the box, before slipping a wonderful reverse pass into the path of Maddison. The attacker takes a touch before lashing a superb strike below Ramsdale and into the net from a tight angle!

72' Another chance for Jesus! Saka jinks into the box before selflessly laying it off to Jesus who sweeps a 12-yard strike narrowly wide of the near post.

71' Daka and Maddison break into the Arsenal box with a two-on-two but they can't quite create the space to shoot and the chance fades away.

K. Ịheanachọ

J. Vardy

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70' Vardy is replaced up top by Iheanacho.

70' Maddison is down with an ankle injury and both teams take the opportunity to get drinks on board.

68' Jesus goes close yet again! Arsenal's striker is having all sorts of fun today and he surges in behind the Leicester backline again before firing wide from a tight angle!

66' Arsenal cry out for a penalty as Zinchenko's cross deflects off Castagne, but the referee waves play on.

P. Daka

D. Amartey

63' Amartey makes way for Daka as Leicester search for a way back into this game.

D. Praet

Y. Tielemans

63' Tielemans is replaced by Praet in midfield after a quiet game.

61' Xhaka's speculative effort from distance screws well wide.

59' Leicester will be incredibly frustrated to concede that goal. As soon as they worked their way back into the game, they concede an incredibly soft goal to relieve the pressure.

57' Jesus tumbles under pressure from Amartey inside the box, but the referee waves play on.

G. Xhaka


55' GOAL! XHAKA! 3-1. Xhaka restores Arsenal's two-goal advantage. Saka sends in another dangerous cross that Ward spills into the path of Jesus! The striker nudges it back to Xhaka who slots it into an empty net from 12 yards!

Gabriel Jesus


55' Assist Gabriel Fernando de Jesus

W. Saliba

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53' GOAL! SALIBA OWN GOAL! 2-1. Leicester pull one back. Justin flicks on a long ball forwards and Saliba misjudges his header back to Ramsdale, sending it past the goalkeeper and into the bottom corner!

50' The second half has started with a noticeably slower tempo than the first.

48' Ward bravely punches clear an Arsenal corner.

46' Arsenal kick off the second half.

Jesus was electric in the first half, taking five shots and scoring twice. Unless Leicester get to grips with the striker, there'll be no route back in this game.

Arsenal lead 2-0 at the break. This game started in open fashion as Fofana and Martinelli both went close to breaking the deadlock. But Arsenal soon snatched control. First, Jesus opened the scoring with a superb curling effort. Then, the striker doubled Arsenal's advantage with a clever header. Leicester were reeling and were left frustrated when Vardy won a penalty only for VAR to overturn the decision. Jesus had further chances to add to the hosts lead, but for now they'll have to make do with 2-0.

45' + 5' HALF-TIME: Arsenal 2-0 Leicester City

45' + 3' Arsenal are knocking it about confidently inside their own half as we approach the interval.

45' + 1' Four minutes of stoppage time are added on.

44' VAR overturns a penalty for Leicester! Vardy appears to beat Ramsdale to a loose ball inside the box, before tumbling. The referee initially awards a penalty, but after VAR instructs the referee to watch the replay, the decision is overturned! Ramsdale didn't make contact with the striker.

42' Save! Martinelli flicks it through to Jesus who just has Ward to beat again! However, the goalkeeper races out to smother his effort!

40' Jesus looks unplayable currently as Arsenal continue to pour forward!

37' Almost three! Jesus spins past Evans and just has Ward to beat! He fires a crisp low strike that Ward pushes away and Martinelli can't finish the rebound!

Gabriel Jesus


35' GOAL! JESUS AGAIN! 2-0. Xhaka's inswinging corner is flicked on by Martinelli and Jesus ghosts in at the back post to neatly nod it in from close range!

34' Leicester have settled since going behind - the tempo has slowed down significantly.

32' Maddison has had a quiet game so far. He collides with Thomas on the edge of the box, but the referee waves play on.

30' Leicester enjoy a long spell of possession as they look to calm the game down.

27' Jesus has never lost a Premier League game that he's scored in. Arsenal will be hoping that their new striker's record continues today.

25' Well, Arsenal deserve their lead. After an open start to the game, they pinned Leicester in and now they have their reward.

G. Xhaka


23' It was a simple pass from Xhaka to find Jesus and he surely didn't expect the finish that was to follow!

Gabriel Jesus


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23' GOAL! JESUS! 1-0. Arsenal take the lead. Martinelli and Xhaka exchange passes inside the box before the ball runs to Jesus. The striker is tightly marked but he finds space for a superb curling effort that nestles beautifully into the far corner from 15 yards!

22' Arsenal have just started to take control of this game and Leiecteser will need to defend well to hold firm during this spell of pressure.

20' Off the post! Saka curls a deep cross towards the back post and Xhaka arrives to send a header crashing off the post from close range!

18' Gabriel heads Odegaard's deep cross high and wide.

W. Fofana

Yellow Card

16' Fofana is booked after pulling back Martinelli.

15' It's been an exciting game so far. Both teams have shown plenty of attacking intent and it's resulted in a fast, open game.

13' Ramsdale flicks Castagne's dangerous cross over the onrushing Justin at the back post.

11' Close! Arsenal win a free-kick near the touchline. Odegaard swings in a dangerous cross and Martinelli nips in at the front post to head it into the side netting!

9' Arsenal enjoy a long spell of possession inside their own half as they look to take control of this game.

7' Xhaka attempts to burst in behind the Leicester defence, but Thomas overhits his pass and Ward gathers the loose ball.

5' SAVE! Ramsdale makes a big save early on. Leicester sweep forward on the break as Vardy slips a marauding Fofana in behind the Arsenal defence! The defender is clean through but his poked effort is smothered by Ramsdale!

3' Jesus looks to chase down Xhaka's long pass over the top, but Evans holds firm to shield it out of play.

1' Leicester kick off the first half.

The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick off is just seconds away!

The visitors will be looking to correct their poor away record today. Leicester have kept one clean sheet in their last 26 away Premier League matches, doing so in a 2-0 win at Burnley last March. They haven’t kept a clean sheet on the road against a current top-flight side since February 2021, a goalless draw at Wolves.

Leicester also opt for continuity as they name the same starting line-up that began against Brentford.

Arsenal are unchanged following their 2-0 victory over Palace.

SUBS: Dennis Praet, Ayoze Perez, Kelechi Iheanacho, Daniel Iversen, Caglar Soyuncu, Marc Albrighton, Luke Thomas, Nampalys Mendy, Patson Daka.

LEICESTER CITY (3-5-1-1): Danny Ward; Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, Daniel Amartey; Timothy Castagne, Youri Tielemans, Wilfred Ndidi, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, James Justin; James Maddison; Jamie Vardy.

SUBS: Kieran Tierney, Nicolas Pepe, Eddie Nketiah, Emile Smith Rowe, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Matt Turner, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Mohamed Elneny, Rob Holding.

ARSENAL (4-3-3): Aaron Ramsdale; Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Martin Odegaard, Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka; Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli.

Leicester, meanwhile, arrive in London following a 2-2 draw with Brentford. Manager, Brendan Rodgers, would have been upset with his side surrendering a 2-0 lead in that game, and he’ll be expecting a reaction against a tough Arsenal team today.

Hello and welcome to live commentary of this Premier League fixture between Arsenal and Leicester City. The hosts enter this one on a high: they come into this one following a 2-0 victory away at Crystal Palace to start the season, and they’ll be looking to maintain a 100 per cent record today.


Who scored Arsenal goal vs Leicester? ›

Mikel Arteta described his new signing Gabriel Jesus as a "real threat" after the Brazilian turned in a red-hot performance, scoring his first two competitive goals for Arsenal and then coming up with two assists in a dramatic 4-2 win over Leicester on a sweltering afternoon at Emirates Stadium.

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How To Watch
  • Who: Arsenal vs. Leicester City.
  • When: Saturday at 10 a.m. ET.
  • Where: Emirates Stadium.
  • Watch: Peacock.
  • Caesars Sportsbook odds:
  • Odds: Arsenal -200; Draw +333; Leicester +550 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
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