Arsenal Edge Leicester In Seven-Goal Thriller

Arsenal Edge Leicester In Seven-Goal Thriller

I opened the door for him because I know I had many strikers.

"I had an impact on the season", he admitted, "because at some stage the players came to see me and said, 'What's going on boss?"

"But of course at the moment I have now 33 players and it is very hard to manage on a daily basis such a high number". "It was a relief for me he made a decision to stay".

"We had some avoidable goals which we conceded and overall we have to work on that", he said referring to poor marking in the by his team's defence.

The presence of Lacazette among forward options including Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck, who impressed and netted Arsenal's second, led Wenger into a frank conversation with Giroud.

"Obviously I knew that I was going to have a chance so we tried to push".

"With Lacazette it is simple", Wenger said.

The France worldwide came off the bench to head home in the 85th minute as Arsenal started their season with a thrilling 4-3 win.

But the home side's pressure in the final half hour turned the game back their way and Ramsey equalised with a shot from close range with seven minutes remaining.

During a wide-ranging panel discussion, Wenger took questions from the audience and was asked directly if the negativity from some sections of Arsenal fans over his future had filtered through to the team's performances on the pitch.

They're also playing a team that they haven't lost to in the League since 1994, and even during Leicester's incredible title-winning season of 2015-2016 Arsenal triumphed in both fixtures, including a 5-2 thrashing at the King Power Stadium.

"In France, he scored a goal every 80 minutes".

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

"We encourage our midfield players to play balls in behind".

Leicester's wantaway midfielder Riyad Mahrez is expected to start on Friday, despite publicly expressing his desire to leave the club at the end of last season.

Olivier Giroud has been linked with a move away from Arsenal with the arrival of fellow Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon.

"I think we have all seen the amusing business of the transfer window and we never know what is round the corner".