Alexandre Lacazette scores just minutes into his Arsenal debut

Paola Ditto
Agosto 13, 2017

The north London side's lead lasted just over two minutes as Shinji Okazaki headed home from close range after some poor defensive errors from the Arsenal goalkeeper and defender.

Aaron Ramsey came off the bench to level with eight minutes remaining before Giroud wrapped up the points.

ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger said one of the "great days of recent weeks" was when striker Olivier Giroud passed up on the chance to leave the club. "In the end he chose to stay and it was one of the great days of the recent weeks for me".

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".

"If you look across the world of football this is a plum position, people want to be manager of Arsenal". We have a game backed on mobility and technique and I think he can integrate that well.

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.

With Arsenal's performances over the last decade under Arsene Wenger seeming to have a pattern of failure to sustain a title challenge, as well as selling our best players to our rivals, we could all be forgiven for expecting more of the same this season considering we have so many players entering the previous year of their contracts.

The guests capitalised on the abundant mistakes from Arsenal players and their sloppy defending as Jamie Vardy eventually made it 2-1 from Marc Albrighton's cross around the half-hour mark.

"We went for a win and we deservedly earned it".

Arsenal had to rally from 2-1 and 3-2 down in an action-packed Premier League opener that was decided by Giroud's thumping header off the crossbar in the 85th minute at the Emirates. One was a corner, one was a ball we lost in the build-up and the third goal was a corner again.

The Germany global appeared to handle the ball during the build to Aaron Ramsey's late equaliser.

"We encourage our midfield players to play balls in behind".

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