Arsenal 4 v Leicester City 3: Giroud Nets Winner


"You know, I must say I opened the door for him at some stage because I know that it's important for him to play". Both teams played fantastic and poorly throughout the 90 minutes, but Arsenal found just a bit more late, and an Olivier Giroud goal gave the Gunners all 3 points.

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare said: "We've had this a few times here". Even after Danny Welbeck levelled on the stroke of halftime, Vardy restored Leicester's lead after the break. Jamie Vardy and Alexandre Lacazette are our glorious present and future.

Schmeichel thwarted Oxlade-Chamberlain and Bellerin before Wenger turned to his bench in the 67th minute, pitching Ramsey and Giroud into the fray in place of Elneny and Rob Holding.

Marc Albrighton served in a ideal ball from the left, curling a cross for Vardy, who capped the sequence against the run of play with his first goal of the season.

Only two minutes later, Giroud completed Arsenal's comeback as he scored what proved to be the match victor from Granit Xhaka's corner.

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After being knocked down, Leicester got right back up with a second Vardy goal to take the 3-2 lead. "He did very well on the left when we moved him. [With] Ozil [too], we have plenty of the same type of players", he said, as reported by the Evening Standard.

The 26-year-old Frenchman averaged a goal every 80 minutes during his Ligue 1 career with Lyon and he's started in fine style. We can't wait to see where the league goes from here. Seeing Le Prof's delight at Giroud's goal rescuing a tough fixture you would assume he is at least going to think about it and with Alexis Sanchez still not due back there is a good chance for Olly.

I'm not saying he should be Arsenal's number one striker; that wouldn't be enough if Arsenal were trying to win a Premier League or Champions League which a club of this size should be.

Lacazette is just the seventh player to score on his Premier League debut for Arsenal, after Kevin Campbell, Steve Bould, Fredrik Ljungberg, Emmanuel Adebayor, Samir Nasri and Thomas Vermaelen.

Two goals in the first 10 minutes and two in the last 10 - if that doesn't rekindle the excitement of Premier League football, not much can.