Arsenal edge out Leicester City 4-3 in thrilling Premier League opener

Arsenal edge out Leicester City 4-3 in thrilling Premier League opener

The new Premier League season began on a Friday, for the first time, with Arsenal hosting Leicester City.

Giroud then sent the previously despondent Arsenal fans wild when he headed the 85th minute victor from a corner, Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel only managing to turn the ball onto the underside of the bar before it bounced over the line.

Honestly, you could not have asked for more to open the Premier League season for the 2017-18 campaign. City enters this season as the favourite to climb back to the top of the league. They are winless in 21 top-flight games against the Gunners, losing 14 of those matches.

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Danny Welbeck levelled for Arsenal, but Vardy's second goal looked to have won it for Leicester until the sensational finale.

After that, though, Leicester City had the Gunners on the ropes for most of the game, taking a 3-2 lead in the second half off of Jamie Vardy's second goal of the match.

Carragher was speaking shortly after Giroud had helped Arsenal to an incredible comeback win against Leicester at the Emirates.

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It was the ideal way to seal an enthralling game that had threatened to end in defeat for the home side.

Substitute Aaron Ramsey rifled home to level before Giroud - introduced alongside the Wales worldwide - headed in an 85th-minute victor to settle a breathless encounter in Arsenal's favour.

Sanchez led Arsenal with 24 goals last season, and was the only Premier League player to reach double figures in both goals and assists (10).

"I have conditions to deliver a better team than I did in the first season. Yes, but we scored four goals as well and the game was of quality".

He added: "I know how important Giroud is, not only as a player but in the group as well". They love it. That's why it's great to be here.

Arsenal stepped things up, Schmeichel saving from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and home debutant Sead Kolasinac, but they were careless in possession and shortly before the half-hour, Leicester went in front for the first time.

"We're gonna win the league!" sang the Leicester fans and they nearly had a third goal to cheer when Okazaki's header from Christian Fuchs's cross bounced just wide of Cech's left-hand post.

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