Giroud header seals Arsenal win


7 - Alexandre Lacazette is just the 7th @Arsenal player to score on his Premier League debut for the club.

The first match of the 2017-2018 season in the Premier League was 100% successful.

Jamie Vardy scored a brace for Leicester City in the defeat. He doesn't want to leave and I'm happy that he wants to stay, but at some stage I opened the door for him because I knew I had many strikers.

But Arsenal's pressure in the final half hour turned the game back their way and Aaron Ramsey equalised with seven minutes remaining before Giroud headed the 85th minute victor. "But he's really loved here, we love him, and in the end he's made a decision to stay".

We had to claw it from the brink of disaster though, as with les than 10 minutes on the clock we needed two goals to get the three points, and we got them thanks to the subs.

The England striker could have been turning out for the home side had he opted to accept a move to the Emirates Stadium last summer. Will he transfer that into the Premier League?

Lacazette's header inside two minutes was the joint-fastest opening goal to a Premier League season.

Arsenal looked a beaten team when Leicester led 3-2 early in the second half after Vardy grabbed his second goal before the substitutions gave them new vigour in attack.

Olivier Giroud came off the bench to head a late victor after Aaron Ramsey had brought Arsenal level at 3-3 following a Jamie Vardy double for the visitors.

The lead lasted barely three minutes before Marc Albrighton's cross from the left was headed back into the middle by Leicester's new signing Harry Maguire and Shinji Okazaki nodded the ball past flailing Arsenal keeper Petr Cech.