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

Alexis Sanchez should STAY at Arsenal and see out contract with 'dignity and respect', says Gunners legend Martin

The Veteran coach has a clue as to why his side had a disastrous campaign last season as they failed to qualify for the Champions League after finishing 1 point behind Liverpool.

THE Premier League title race is wide open, according to former Socceroo Robbie Slater.

The Match of the Day pundit told BBC Sport: "The top seven already are nailed on, I don't see any surprise breaking into there". Furthermore, he boasted an impressive 35.3% shot conversion rate.

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has told Arsene Wenger he'd like to be starting more games after netting a late victor in tonight's 4-3 thriller against Leicester City. Super sub-Giroud has scored his 50th goal for Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium (all comps).

Yet this isn't a surprise. "Obviously I'm still getting used to the English game, the positives and negatives, shall we say, but I'm learning". If it's not waiting for players to return from global, an injury crisis or a lack of signings, there's always something.

Chelsea - The Blues were a powerhouse last season, especially when Antonio Conte changed to a back three - there was simply no looking back. Jamie Vardy and Alexandre Lacazette are our glorious present and future. In his defence, he wasn't helped out by his two partners as well as the midfield two in front of him.

"The quality of their players, their fan base and the money that they can spend, they've always been risky", Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare said.

Now with a weird 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. Luckily for Wenger, Ramsey and Giroud dug him out of a massive self-inflicted hole.

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Iheanacho joined the Craig Shakespeare's squad from Manchester City for a fee of £25million until 2022. Is he going to do the job of Shinji Okazaki? And, to his credit, he did exactly that. 37 games to reach that milestone.

That was followed up by Olivier Giroud extremely late in the game with a brilliant header to seal the points on a dramatic night.

Arsenal also pursued Lacazette past year before finally reaching a deal with Lyon this summer that could be worth up to £52 million.

Arsene Wenger has revealed that Alexis Sanchez has suffered an abdominal strain and will definitely miss Arsenal's second match of the Premier League season.

And he said reports linking Arsenal to Leicester's Riyad Mahrez have been exaggerated.

While Lacazette's goal was fantastic, it resulted in a number of other players' efforts being overlooked and unrecognised.

"For us it was a bit disappointing with the goals that we've let in and we shouldn't really be conceding in that way, but I think we showed great determination and great togetherness to get back into the game and we won it towards the end of the game".

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