Golden Gabi: 5 things we learned as Arsenal beat Leicester City 4-2

Back at the Emirates with new signings, new chants and new… errr giant TV screens, Arsenal managed to keep the heat turned on for 90 minutes.

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As the Gunners walked out to 35 degree heat at a packed out stadium, the mood was good amongst fans following a convincing opening day win against Palace.

And whilst all talk from this weekend will revolve around the 4-0 defeat suffered by United at Brentford, it’s allowing Arsenal’s fine form to go quietly under the radar.

Gabriel Jesus made it the perfect competitive home debut as he racked up two goals and as many assists as Arsenal survived a couple of scares to see of Leicester City 4-2.

Granit Xhaka and Gabriel Martinelli joined Arsenal’s £45m signing on the scoresheet as Mikel Arteta made it two wins from two and join Man City at the top of the table (for now).

I took a bit of an in-depth look at what we could take away from the game, other than another three points!

1 – Martinelli is delivering his best

The shackles have been released for Martinelli in the last year and we are now starting to see the very best come from this kid.

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Martinelli followed up on his opening day success with another goal as he fired in a long-range effort, securing the three points for Arsenal in the process.

That means the 21-year-old now has three goals and one assist in his last three Premier League games, dating back to the last game of the season against Everton earlier this year.

Martinelli has thrived in this role and the added support of Gabriel Jesus has allowed him to be sure there’s no need to drift inside to play a more central role.

Since Emile Smith-Rowe picked up a knock the Brazilian has looked comfortable on the left hand side of the attack and is giving no reason for Arteta to change things around.

The added pressure of reports that Arsenal are in for another wide forward has clearly spurred Martinelli on and he’s now got to be one of Arteta’s first picks.

It’s worth noting that Smith-Rowe managed to get on for the odd 10 minutes towards the end, allowing us the opportunity to have much more depth in this role moving forward.

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