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Giroud rescues Arsenal to seal 4-3 opening win vs Leicester

13 August 2017, 07:57 | Charlene Valdez

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Arsenal were piling the pressure on Leicester's back four as the visitors set up to counter, with Schmeichel being called into action to beat away Kolasinac's stinging volley.

Wenger was left shaking his head on the sidelines for much of the opening 67 minutes of this game with Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud brought on to try and rescue a point.

The best and worst of this Arsenal team was encapsulated in the first five minutes.

The £52 million signing became the first Arsenal player to score on his Premier League debut since Thomas Vermaelen in 2009.

Giroud came big for the Gunners once again.

Shakespeare's first match as permanent Leicester manager will see the 2015-16 Premier League champions travel to Arsenal on Friday. The Nigerian global cost £25 million, and he's expected to see a lot more playing time for the Foxes than he did for City last season. However, Arsenal and Liverpool could well have something to say about that, especially if the Wembley factor derails Spurs.

Jamie Vardy clearly didn't read the script and duly headed home from a corner to put the Foxes back in the lead. Arsenal's defence couldn't cope.

Shinji Okazaki heads in the equaliser from close range.


"We lost the openers in my first and second years at Arsenal so now we were third time lucky".

Now with a freakish back four of (from right to left) Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Monreal, Kolasinac and Hector Bellerin, Arsenal pushed for an equaliser, and on 83 minutes it came.

It's the same old problems, year in, year out for Arsenal.

Perhaps the most impressive part of Arsenal's thriving form towards the end of last season was that they had had little time to work on their new 3-4-2-1.

Wenger said: "I think if you read the French papers they are on Mbappe's case to finish their transfer market". 'However, just to remind you we have 33 players here and they are all good players. Meanwhile, Shkodran Mustafi will have to be assessed, as he (like Sanchez) arrived back late after reaching the final of the Confederations Cup. "Arsene Wenger will be hoping those reinforcements will be back soon".

"I opened the door for him at some stage as I had many strikers and it's important for him to play but I don't want him to go".

Fellow pundit Gary Neville agreed, describing Arsenal as "vulnerable" and "naive". A hard call to say who'll come out on top before the transfer window closes but, with rumblings of discontent at Stamford Bridge, I'll go for United, who look a little more solid defensively than their neighbours.



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