Arsenal played host to Leicester in a 3 pm kick-off on August 14th, looking to build on their opening weekend victory over Crystal Palace.
And, thanks to a starring display from Gabriel Jesus, Arsenal came away with a 4-2 victory, with the Brazilian having a hand in every goal.
For Leicester, meanwhile, James Maddison scored in the 74th minute and William Saliba turned the ball into his own net.
Following Saliba scoring an own goal, Aaron Ramsdale ran over to console the centre-back.
Perhaps what was most surprising about the aftermath of the own goal, though, is how the Arsenal fans reacted.
As per football.london: “After William Saliba turned into his own net the Frenchman was visibly distraught at the only black mark against an otherwise superb home Premier League debut and as Aaron Ramsdale raced over to quickly console him, something pretty rare occurred. The Emirates crowd rose in unison to applaud Saliba and encourage him to go again after what could easily have been a confidence shattering error.”
On the crowd support for Saliba, Mikel Arteta had this to say:
“What they did today with William Saliba after the own goal is something I’ve never seen anything like that in my career,” Arteta said of the supporters. “That shows the connection and really to be there when it matters and when it’s difficult to be with somebody.
“We should be really proud to play in front of them because that was special. I think it lifted Willy’s confidence and how he played in the last minutes after that and at the end of the game.”