Anything you can do, we can do just as well. That was the message Arsenal sent out on Saturday as they matched title rivals Manchester City’s 4-1 success against Liverpool with a victory over Leeds by the exact same scoreline just a couple of hours later.
The win was Arsenal’s seventh in a row in the Premier League, and was inspired by a brace from Gabriel Jesus on his first league start since November.
Jesus, who hadn’t scored since the win against Spurs in October 1, settled the nerves when he converted a penalty he had won himself following a foul by Luke Ayling midway through the first half.
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And, after Ben White had doubled the lead moments after half-time, the Brazilian added to his tally with a sharp finish from Leandro Trossard’s ball in.
A deflected Rasmus Kristensen effort briefly reduced the deficit, but Granit Xhaka’s late header put the gloss on yet another win for Arsenal as they restored their eight-point advantage at the top of the table ahead of next weekend’s trip to Anfield.
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