Arsenal Star Hails Gunners' Spirit Following Impressive Comeback Against Leicester

Arsenal Star Hails Gunners' Spirit Following Impressive Comeback Against Leicester

The English Premier League got underway in fine style as Arsenal triumped 4-3 over Leicester courtesy of a dramatic late victor at the Emirates Stadium on Friday night.

On a dramatic evening at the Emirates, it looked as if the Gunners were set to taste defeat.

A predictable Arsenal implosion followed, with Shinji Okazaki and Jamie Vardy putting Leicester in front.

England striker Vardy put the visitors 2-1 ahead just before the half hour, darting into the box to rifle another fine Albrighton cross past Cech after the winger had pounced on a poor square ball from Arsenal midfielder Mezut Ozil.

While the game will be remembered for Alexandre Lacazette's debut strike and Olivier Giroud's roof-raising late victor, Arsenal's defensive failings were at the heart of all three Leicester goals.

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To make up for that gap, the Gunners will be willing to hit the ground running right from the first game of the season.

The Emirates seemed to be readying itself for a collective booing at the break, as their team continued to toil. At least you assume it was soft. Although she was at the helm for just one month, stepping down citing personal reasons, the club replaced her with another female coach, Corinne Diacre.

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Lacazette wasted no time in removing that monkey from his back and throwing it against the wall in a way that might put both the WWF, and for that matter the WWE, on high alert.

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Vardy has now scored four goals in his last five premier league appearances against Arsenal. The midfielder went off with a cruciate ligament injury against Southampton on May 9, 2015. "Giroud in his prime is at the top of his game". Then Leicester went 2-1 up.

He might be a happier man now.

Ramsey and Giroud had been introduced with 23 minutes to go and Ramsey nearly scored with his first touch, whilst Theo Walcott and Ozil had already gone close.

With the likes of Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi still to come back, Wenger will no doubt be hoping his side will tighten up at the back as the season progresses, while the return of Alexis Sanchez (if he stays) will obviously strengthen the Gunners' attack. United still do not look like champions despite spending a fortune, while Spurs can conquer their Wembley phobia and impress again if youngsters like Harry Winks (below) continue to develop.

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