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Arsenal vs Leicester City as Premier League starts with a bang

13 August, 2017, 20:48 | Author: Alberta Rodriguez
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Giroud got the victor with an 85th-minute header, and he said afterward that Arsenal never doubted they could come back.

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.

Lacazette scores the season's opening goal. "I didn't want him to go", Wenger told Sky Sports.

"I opened the door for him at some stage [to leave], because I know that it's important for him to play", Wenger said in his postgame news conference.

In a separate pitch-side interview he added: "I love Giroud the player".

Everton are known to in the market for a new striker this summer, and following Arsenal's £52m purchase of Alexandre Lacazette, Giroud was heavily linked with a move to Goodison Park where he would be more likely to be the main striker. "You want the Premier League to be the best league in the world and I think it has to produce this kind of games to produce interest and quality", he said.

It's only the second time in eight seasons that Arsene Wenger's side have secured three points in their opening fixture. We love him and in the end he chose to stay.

Typical Arsenal though, they conceded an equaliser just three minutes later when Harry Maguire headed back across goal excellently for Shinji Okazaki to nod home past a hapless Peter Cech.

One of those was from playmaker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who, from the start, played the game with an attacking mentality and created a number of incredible chances.

The England worldwide, who scored twice in the game, watched helplessly as Arsenal came from 3-2 down to grab an incredible 4-3 victory over the Foxes.

In yesterday's early game, Watford defender Miguel Britos scrambled in a stoppage-time equalizer to grab a 3-3 draw against Liverpool in an absorbing encounter.

'We have many games and hopefully I can give a good number to all the strikers.

"We had some avoidable goals which we conceded and overall we have to work on that", he said referring to poor marking in the by his team's defence.

The Serie A side have now said they will not increase their offer and Shakespeare is happy to have Mahrez in the team.

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