Watch Arsenal v Leicester City: English Premier League Opener

Watch Arsenal v Leicester City: English Premier League Opener

Arsenal has beaten Leicester City 4-3 in the opening match of the 2017-2018 English Premier League season.

Two late goals, one from Aaron Ramsey and one from Olivier Giroud, brought the Gunners back from a one-goal deficit in the final 10 minutes, giving the club a positive result to start the season.

And he remains one of Arsenal's most important players, capable of turning a game on its head with a single moment of inspiration.

"We kept going and the spirit of the team was absolutely outstanding", said Wenger after the game.

Leicester showed some of the form that won them the title in 2016 and helped stave off relegation last term but in the end they were undone by canny France worldwide Giroud who has been linked with a move away from Arsenal all summer.

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Giroud's clever header in the 85th minute secured the points after Lacazette had taken just 94 seconds to make his mark with a header from Mohamed Elneny's curling cross, equalling the record for the fastest opening goal in a Premier League season. He is a fantastic guy who loves the club. It was a relief for me he chose to stay. After playing the ball short from a corner, Marc Albrighton's cross beyond the far post was acrobatically headed by back Harry Maguire, and Okazaki rose highest to equalise.

"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. We lost the ball for the second goal and lacked some experience.

"So I think it's a good buy for Leicester".

For Arsenal, some positive momentum had already been achieved after beating Chelsea to win the Community Shield, and it continued early Friday, as Lacazette announced his arrival immediately with an unmarked yet hard and instinctive header off Mohamed Elneny's chipped-forward assist to give Arsenal a 1-0 lead.

"Even people will say we conceded three goals, yes, but we scored four as well and the game was of quality". Click any of these buttons below!

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