Early signs: Alexandre Lacazette becomes 5th Arsenal player to score on debut


Early signs: Alexandre Lacazette becomes 5th Arsenal player to score on debut

The 2017/18 Premier League season got off to a thunderous start at the Emirates on Friday night, with Arsenal coming back to win 4-3 against Leicester in a cracking game.

Wenger further reiterated the point in his written press conference, describing Giroud's decision to remain with Arsenal as a "relief" and "one of the greatest days I've had in recent months".

England striker Jamie Vardy, who was heavily linked with Arsenal 12 months ago, scored a brace either side of a Danny Welbeck leveller that showed Arsenal's rearguard to be equally terrible from open play and set-piece situations.

"If you were a manager, you're on the bench when you're 3-2 down with 20 minutes to go, and you win 4-3, you're more happy than concerned", Wenger said.

Giroud had scored 12 Premier League goals in just 11 starts last season, but Lacazette was selected for Arsenal's opener and netted inside two minutes. "I want to make it clear that I am very happy with Chelsea, but we do not know about the future".

"Top quality game and you want PL to be best in the world and you have to produce games like that", Wenger told reporters. "We had 27 attempts and they had three on target and three goals, but it's something we have to work on".

'I am fiercely ambitious and feel now is the time to move on to a new experience, ' he said in a statement issued at the end of May.

Reports said the Portuguese manager would like to work with the player again, but as nothing happened during that transfer window, the rumours ended up disappearing. Leicester will be well aware of this fact and will definitely try to take advantage of this. The one in front of the camera and another Mourinho in the dressing room. They also have more opening day red cards, six, than any other side.

"All pre-season he's looked sharp and fit", said Shakespeare, who gave Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho his competitive debut as a late substitute.

"They are always strong at Old Trafford and will believe they are getting back towards being the side that was feared during the Alex Ferguson era". We encourage him to do that.