Jesus, starting his first league game since returning from a knee injury last month, converted a 35th-minute penalty after Luke Ayling was held down in the box.
Ben White doubled Arsenal’s advantage from Gabriel Martinelli’s pass, and Brazil’s Jesus, signed from Manchester City last summer, struck again from close range in the 55th minute with an assist from Leandro Trossard.
Leeds troubled Arsenal in the early stages but once Jesus put the hosts ahead it was relatively smooth sailing as they restored their eight-point lead over champions Man City.
Rasmus Christensen’s deflected shot gave the visitors a 76th-minute lifeline, but Granit Xhaka’s header secured the three points in Arsenal’s quest for a first title since 2004.
The city had previously increased the pressure mikel artetaThe team defeated Liverpool 4–1.
Arsenal’s seventh consecutive league win took them to 72 points from 29 games with City, who still have to play the London club at home, a game less on 64.
(with inputs from Reuters)