The Gunners responded with a 4-1 win to stay clear of Manchester City.
Gabriel Jesus ended a six-month goal drought by scoring twice and Premier League leaders Arsenal beat Leeds 4-1 on Saturday to maintain some breathing space at the top of the standings.
Jesus converted a first-half penalty for his first goal since Oct. 1 to give Arsenal the lead, then made it 3-0 with a simple finish from close range in the 55th minute. The Brazilian striker had played 17 games for club and country without a goal, a stretch that was also punctuated by a lengthy spell on the sidelines after getting injured at the World Cup.
“I want to score in every game,” Jesus said. “But sometimes it can’t happen. I’m happier with the three points than the goals.”
Ben White added the second goal shortly after the halftime break and Granit Xhaka headed in the final quarter for Arsenal to maintain an eight-point gap over defending champion Manchester City, which has a game in hand.
Leeds pulled a goal back with a deflected Rasmus Kristensen shot to make it 3-1 in the 76th minute, but the defeat leaves the visitors just one point above the relegation zone.
After City thrashed Liverpool 4-1 in the first game, Arsenal were under pressure to respond, but with this win they remain top of the Premier League.
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