Alexis Sanchez Out of Arsenal's EPL Opener Due to Abdominal Strain

Alexis Sanchez Out of Arsenal's EPL Opener Due to Abdominal Strain

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It's official. Everton won't be getting to sign Arsenal's Olivier Giroud this summer, as Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the French worldwide striker has made a decision to stay.

It has been just over three months since Antonio Conte completed Chelsea's turnaround from finishing 10th in the 2015/16 campaign to be crowned champions in the 2016/17 season and now Premier League is back again for its 25th edition.

The last player to score a goal faster on their Premier League debut was Thievy Bifouma, who came on for his Premier League debut for West Brom at half-time and scored after just 36 seconds in a 3-1 defeat at Crystal Palace in February 2014.

Jamie Vardy then struck twice either side of Welbeck's equaliser as the Foxes looked set for a first league win over Arsenal since 1983.

Huddersfield Town - Aaron Mooy has been one of its big signings and he was terrific last season, but it's going to be a tough one in the Premier League for it. Make no mistake, for teams like Huddersfield success is staying up.

However, Maguire was there to block his shot after Mesut Ozil's cutback after more intricate passing around Leicester's box.

There is few things worse for a striker than the wait to score their first goal for the new club.

After being knocked down, Leicester got right back up with a second Vardy goal to take the 3-2 lead.

Arsenal were caught in possession on the left once again minutes later and Okazaki nearly doubled his tally but headed narrowly wide.

In stoppage time of the first half, Arsenal played their attractive game to make it 2-2 on the night. Wanting an offside call, the Leicester defense nearly all simultaneously stop and raised their arms.

Vardy punished Arsenal for sloppy defending when he won a free header from Mahrez's corner to give Leicester the lead once again.

But it was the Welshman who was to put away Arsenal's third as he controlled Bellerin's outside-of-the-foot pass effortlessly and poked into the far corner beyond Schmeichel.

Olivier Giroud came off the bench to head home a late victor and seal three points for Arsenal in a topsy-turvy Premier League opener against Leicester.