Giroud has the last laugh as Arsenal edge epic opener


"Fortunately for us, there isn't any player in the squad who doesn's know the Premier League and quality of the players", he said.

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But Arsene Wenger's double change turned the game, FA Cup final hero Ramsey drilling in an 83rd-minute equaliser and Giroud notching the victor two minutes later with a header that hit the bar and bounced over the line. "It's normal where it's our first season in the Premier League and it's another brilliant challenge for us". Tottenham finished runner-up last season despite allowing the fewest goals in the league (26) and scoring the most (86).

"I'm always looking for the positives, we came to the Emirates and the players executed the game plan".

Vardy then restored Leicester's lead at 3-2 early in the second half before goals in the final seven minutes from substitutes Aaron Ramsay and Giroud gave Arsenal victory.

'He was a massive threat on the counter attack, he's been a goalscorer for a number of years, he's scored 25-30 goals in the last four seasons.

Giroud knew he would be relegated to a bench role following the signing of Alexandre Lacazette, but he chose to stay and fight for his spot, and Wenger had high praise for his countryman's commitment.

"You come away from home, score three goals and are almost there and then concede two.bitterly disappointed", he said. Craig Shakespeare - who took over as interim manager and did well after Claudio Ranieri was sacked - has been given the permanent job. "Last season, two of them were not in Europe", Mourinho said. Arsenal and Everton are in the Europa League, so they have to play on Thursdays. Given that, he would shine when fantastic passing talent is behind him but without such ability behind him, I find it hard to see him scoring a goal. Jamie Vardy has now scored five goals against Arsenal and is still yet to be on the winning side.

Wenger said he had given the former Montpellier man the chance to leave but is delighted he opted to stay put.