Arsenal battle back to win seven-goal thriller

Solenn Plantier
Août 13, 2017

But Wenger said there was now no chance of Giroud leaving before the transfer deadline closes later this month after the player had resolved to fight for his place in the first team at the Emirates Stadium.

An equalizer by Aaron Ramsey was followed by a header from fellow substitute Giroud sealing a 4-3 victory over the 2016 champions. "He's fantastic", the manager added.

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he gave Olivier Giroud the chance to leave Arsenal this summer, but the powerful striker made a decision to stay put despite rumoured interest from a number of suitors including Everton.

"But I don't want him to go and in the end he chose to stay and it was one of the days of recent weeks for me because I know how important he is". It was one of the great days of recent weeks for me because I know how important he is.

"It is a relief and I believe as well a reminder to the players that they have hurdles on the way and that we can get round it, like tonight so that is quite positive". He is an intelligent player.

England striker Vardy put the visitors 2-1 ahead just before the half hour, darting into the box to rifle another fine Albrighton cross past Cech after the winger had pounced on a poor square ball from Arsenal midfielder Mezut Ozil.

Alexandre Lacazette gave the Gunners an early lead after he opened the scoring in the second minute.

But his first goal of the new campaign could prove one of his most important already as Arsenal clawed their way back twice to kick-start their season. Leicester will be happy enough to see that they appear to have the goals in them this season, they just need to tighten up their back line against set pieces. "We had 27 attempts and they had three on target and three goals, but it's something we have to work on". "If you look at that from a neutral point, for a first game it was a top quality game".

Because the Dream Team game - the UK's biggest fantasy football game - is back and better than ever this season. We have a game backed on mobility and technique and I think he can integrate that well. "We're disappointed to score three and come away with a defeat".

"I don't know how good everyone will be".

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