Arsenal Win a Wild One on Opening Day


"We're top of the league", Leicester fans chanted for the first time since May 2016 when their club was in possession of a Premier League trophy that Arsenal has not lifted since 2004.

It was a fascinating turn of events in the Premier League opener as Arsenal beat Leicester City 4-3 at the Emirates Stadium on the opening day of the 2017/2018 season.

Though Arsenal began the second half on the front foot, Leicester created the cleaner chances, Cech rushing out of his box to tackle Vardy and then tipping over a shot by Riyad Mahrez, and after 11 minutes they went in front again.

Giroud scores the dramatic victor to save Arsenal, a simply sensation moment and Leicester has their hearts broken again against Arsenal with a late goal scored against them. 'Obviously I'm still getting used to the English game, the positives and negatives, shall we say, but I'm learning.

Sometimes, you just have to find a way to win. A great run of passes saw Mohamed Elneny finding an unmarked Lacazette for headed goal. Leicester exploited sloppiness by the Gunners to go ahead, leading to murmurings of discontent among the home crowd.

The pulsating match was the Premier League's first of the season and it might have yielded an upset on another night, but the Gunners were resolute in the face of defeat and Welbeck - scorer of their second goal of the night - praised his teammate's determination and spirit.

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Every single year Arsenal impresses in the transfer market with one marquee signing but leaves themselves open to criticism by failing to strengthen one or two more areas.

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare talked in his pre-match interview about the Foxes knowing their counter-attacking strengths and trying to use them to good effect against Arsenal's "fashionable" back three.

How quickly optimism faded as Arsenal's enduring defensive flaws were exposed so soon.

The ensuing reshuffle left Arsenal with a winger-Oxlade-Chamberlain-at right-back, a right-back-Bellerin-at left-back and two left-backs-Kolasinac and Nacho Monreal-in central defense.

"Arsenal are behind other clubs".