Arsene Wenger sends message to Arsenal fans about Olivier Giroud

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Giroud got the victor with an 85th-minute header, and he said afterward that Arsenal never doubted they could come back.

It took the arrival of Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud from the bench in the second half to turn it around against Leicester City and give Arsenal only their second opening-day victory in eight seasons. "I didn't want him to go", Wenger told Sky Sports. "In the end he made a decision to stay and it was one of the great days of the recent weeks for me".

"I keep the faith and I still believe I can have an important part to play this season in the club". But if Wenger plays two strikers then Giroud, with his physical presence, would be a really good complement to Lacazette, a lethal goalscorer that loves getting the ball inside the box.

Asked about Arsenal's title chances, Wenger said: "There are six or seven teams who can win the league".

"He wanted to stay and that was one of the greatest days I've had in recent months".

"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 a relief Giroud chose to stay".

When pressed if the forward could leave before the end of the transfer Wenger responded emphatically: "No".

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City scores his side's third goal in their Premier League opener, which they ultimately lost 4-3, against Aresnal on Friday night in London.

Leicester looked set to cause an upset going into the last ten minutes however, a late surge from Arsenal saw them grab all three points at the Emirates.

Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare was also pleased - even if the Foxes headed back to the East Midlands with nothing to show for their evening's endeavour. We have many games and hopefully I can give games to all the strikers. We had a lot of experienced defenders out injured for the game. You can not keep the strikers happy when they don't play.

"There were hard moments when we were down and we managed to get out of that and it's great to see".

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