Gabriel Jesus scored his first goals for Arsenal since October as the Gunners extended their advantage at the top of the Premier League to eight points with a comfortable victory over Leeds.
Manchester City’s win over Liverpool at home on Saturday lunchtime had reduced the gap to five points, but Jesus’ first-half penalty – awarded for Luke Ayling’s mistimed challenge on the Brazilian – put Mikel Arteta’s side ahead just after the half-hour mark.
Leeds had produced more chances in the first half, with Rasmus Kristensen, Crysencio Summerville, and Jack Harrison all testing home keeper Aaron Ramsdale.
However, they went further behind two minutes later when Ben White converted Gabriel Martinelli’s low cross via the underside of the crossbar.
From that point on, Arsenal took control. Jesus, who had been brought back into the game to replace Bukayo Saka, made it 3-0 with a precise first-time goal off a drilled cross from Leandro Trossard.