Watch Highlights, Recap: Arsenal Beat Leicester City 4-3 In EPL Opener

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Août 12, 2017

Though Arsenal began the second half on the front foot, Leicester created the cleaner chances, Cech rushing out of his box to tackle Vardy and then tipping over a shot by Riyad Mahrez, and after 11 minutes they went in front again.

As Arsenal fans went berserk, Lacazette's celebration was fitting as he simply stood in place with his arms outstretch and a beaming smile while his teammates mobbed him just left of the penalty spot.

One player now highly unlikely to be moving to the Emirates Stadium is Foxes winger Mahrez - who was heavily linked with the Gunners earlier in the summer.

Remember that boring 2016-17 Premier League season that Chelsea won easily?

Undermining Wenger's quest for harmony is the uncertainty surrounding several first-team players.

If Sanchez truly wants to leave the Gunners, he'll be playing for a big contract.

Bad boy: With 72 yellow cards last season but only one red, Leicester seem to know which side of the line to stay on, but Danny Simpson's nine cautions before the turn of the year make him a prime candidate.

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"He has a big weight in this squad, and it was a relief for me that he chose to stay".

Wenger was running out of ideas and introduced Ramsey and Giroud in a double switch was about to pay dividends. We have top quality strikers coming back.

Despite his late victor, Giroud is likely to be named on the bench again for next weekend's clash against Stoke.

"After that we get the efficiency". But as inevitably as dentists and taxes, we will find ourselves sucked in by marvellous goals, impossible saves, the ballet of teamwork, the thrust of individual brilliance, unimaginable underdogs, the revelation of new stars and the recurrence of old ones.

"So we conceded two goals from corner, we were quite good last season on corners".

"I think because it is the first game, [the squad] is chomping at the bit to get started".

Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare is excitedly looking forward to face Arsenal in the season-opener on Friday.

"I believe he has the power, the attitude and the desire to integrate very quickly into the Premier League".

"Even if people will say, OK we conceded three goals".

Giroud told Sky Sports after the game that he and his teammates never doubted they could come back.

In America, the National Football League begins its season with the defending champion playing their first game on the Thursday prior to a full slate of games on Sunday.

"On that level I am not super optimistic".

Mattias is ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent.

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