Arsenal edge past Leicester in Premier League season opener

Arsenal edge past Leicester in Premier League season opener

Perhaps unsurprisingly the rest of the list is dominated by the return of the Premier League. Those pointless preseason friendlies and the miserable Gold Cup are a thing of the past.

Jamie Vardy was adjudged the Man of the Match in the game. "I don't know whether it was lack of concentration or game management".

"We had some avoidable goals which we conceded and overall we have to work on that", he said referring to poor marking in the by his team's defence.

It was one of the most unforgettable opening day matches in recent memory as Arsenal beat Leicester City 4-3 at the Emirates Stadium.

Wenger revealed after Friday's win that Giroud, who has scored 97 goals in 231 appearances since joining from Montpellier in 2012, could have left the Gunners this summer.

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 awful from open play and set-piece situations. However, Leicester could prove to be tough opposition, especially if Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are out, as expected.

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".

Meanwhile, Craig Shakespeare hopes Leicester can end their Arsenal hoodoo tonight. But Shinji Okazaki immediately responded with a nifty header to tie the game back up just three minutes later.

Wenger doubled down and went with none. Come full time, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was at right-back, Bellerin on the opposite flank. Ramsey capitalized with an equalizer in the 83rd minute. The goal I'm sure changed Wenger's half-time talks.

Thierry Henry believes Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho move to the East Midlands is a good signing for Leicester City.

The atmosphere began to turn sour at the Emirates but thankfully for the Gunners faithful, Danny Welbeck chipped the ball into the net after some neat build up play from Arsenal. And once again, Arsenal were statuesque at a set piece, allowing Vardy to bustle to the front post and head past Petr Cech.

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