EPL Table: Opening Result, Score and 2017 Premier League Standings

EPL Table: Opening Result, Score and 2017 Premier League Standings

Substitute Olivier Giroud scored a late victor as Arsenal staged a dramatic fightback to kick off the new Premier League season with a pulsating 4-3 victory against Leicester City on Friday night.

Late goals from substitutes Giroud and Aaron Ramsey cancelled out Leicester's 3-2 lead and ensured the Gunners kicked off their 2017/18 campaign on a winning note.

While Lacazette netted the opener after two minutes against Leicester on Friday, a collapse left Arsenal trailing with seven minutes remaining.

The impressive Vardy scored his second in the 53rd minute to put Leicester in front once more, curling Riyad Mahrez's corner into the bottom far corner amid poor Arsenal marking.

"If you were a manager, you're on the bench when you're 3-2 down with 20 minutes to go, and you win 4-3, you're more happy than concerned", said Wenger.

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Wenger reassured that his compatriot Giroud will not be leaving the club this transfer window despite losing his starting role to their record summer signing Alexandre Lacazette who opened his English Premier League goal account in the match against Leicester City.

"It's simple, in every game he is stronger since he joined us", Wenger said. "The goals we conceded, we can work to get rid of that. I know how important he is not only as a player but also in the group". Chelsea have the overall game for this league, they won it at a canter last season. "He's a fantastic guy as well, committed and loves the club".

Wenger, who has plenty of attacking options in his squad, added: "It's a long time since we had so much quality". "He chose to stay and it was one of the great days of recent weeks for me. I opened the door for him, because I knew we had many strikers, but he's really loved here and he chose to stay".

"We wanted to do that today - unfortunately that didn't happen and it's something where we can look back and analyse the game and see where we went wrong and improve on the situation".

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