Arsenal Win a Wild One on Opening Day

Arsenal Win a Wild One on Opening Day

Arsenal signing Alexandre Lacazette launched his Premier League career in style by heading in the opener after 94 seconds.

Leicester were out to make it a torrid night for Arsenal, though, as Vardy got his second off a corner kick to put the Foxes 3-2 ahead in the 55th minute.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expressed "relief" over Olivier Giroud's decision to stay after the France striker earned his side a breathless 4-3 win against Leicester City. "Overall I must say we kept going and the spirit of the team was absolutely outstanding and overall you could say as well we were punished on every single mistake tonight by a Leicester team who was very efficient going forward".

"But I don't want him to go and in the end he made a decision to stay and it was one of the days of recent weeks for me because I know how important he is".

Giroud also spoke to reporters, saying he's hoping for a bigger role in the future after coming on as a substitute on Friday: "That's a nice start, but obviously I prefer to be on the pitch".

Over 80 minutes down and Leicester leading by a goal, it looked as if Arsenal was facing a crushing defeat, but Aaron Ramsey's 84th minute goal spun the mood of the stadium on its head.

"I'm happy the goals we conceded we can work on together".

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The Frenchman grabbed a hat trick on the opening day of last season while he was still at Lyon and his opening day record far eclipses his current Arsenal teammates'.

Following Danny Welbeck's leveller in first-half stoppage time, another corner yielded Leicester's third goal as Riyad Mahrez's cross was headed home by Vardy.

The future of Alexis Sanchez is unclear but Wenger has suggested he is prepared to keep the striker for a season and then let him leave on a free if he will not sign a £300,000-a-week contract.

The first touch from the 60 million euro (US$71 million) signing was at kick-off.

Honestly, you could not have asked for more to open the Premier League season for the 2017-18 campaign. "They had chances and then we had to chase".

"I feel that the goals we conceded, we can work to get rid of that", he said.

He added: "Our character was great because we were twice down and came back".

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