Arsenal came from behind to beat Leicester City 4-3 in a thrilling opening game of the 2017/18 Premier League season thanks to goals from Alexander Lacazette,.Danny Welbeck, Aaron Ramsey and Oliver Giroud.
After just two minutes of play, Lacazette scored on his debut, heading home from a curling ball forward by Mohamed Elneny, directing it into the bottom corner.
But two minutes later Leicester levelled when, at the far post, Harry Maguire headed the ball back into the danger area where Shinji Okazaki headed home.
After 29 minutes of play and 15 minutes of Arsenal pressure, Leicester took the lead from a counter attack. Elneny gave away possession in his own half, then Marc Albrighton launched a curling cross into the box where Jamie Vardy, in the space between two defenders, latched on to it, beating Petr Cech.
The FA Cup winners responded on the stroke of halftime when a quick-one-two led to Welbeck tapping the ball in from close range.
On the 56th minute, Leicester took the lead once again from a Ryad Mahrez corner, where Vardy leapt up, taking advantage of Arsenal’s zonal marking and, heading the ball down into the bottom corner.
But Arsenal equalised on the 83rd minute when Ramsey controlled a floating ball forward at the far post and smashed it into the bottom corner.
And just two minutes later, Giroud rose highest from a corner and headed in the winner that bounced in from the crossbar, beating Peter Schmeichel.
Arsenal had 70 per cent possession and 27 shots, with 10 on target, while Leicester only had 6 shots, with their goals, being the three on target.
But in the end, it was two substitutes, Ramsey and Giroud that won the game late on.
Match winner Giroud told SkySports about the commitment his team have and how happy he was for the gunners to catch the win.
He said: “We tried to push and we kept the faith. We kept believing in our game and carrying on, pushing hard.
“I’m very pleased for the team tonight and hopefully we’ll going to carry on.”
Next Saturday, Arsene Wenger’s men travel to Stoke while Leicester face Brighton at home.
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