Arsenal stun Leicester as Premier League begins with 7-goal thriller

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"We all know Jamie Vardy's attributes". 3-3, min. 83, Ramsey.

The Gunners trailed 3-2 with seven minutes to go before Aaron Ramsey and Giroud swung the game back in the home side's favour at a euphoric Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal record-signing Alexandre Lacazette got off to a ideal by scoring inside two minutes of kickoff. However, the midfielder is unlikely to be rushed back to action for the game against Leicester as Wenger has enough options in midfield.

But Leicester is in a battle to hold onto their top stars just like Arsenal - Riyad Mahrez has been the subject of multiple bids this summer and could leave before the transfer window shuts.

Arsene Wenger is desperate for Arsenal to get a fast start in the League against Leicester tonight, but as usual on the opening day, we don't have a fully fit squad to choose from yet.

The 26-year-old gave his side the lead after just two minutes after getting onto the end of Mohamed Elneny's cross with a powerful header to beat the helpless Kasper Schmeichel.

If the Premier League this season is going to be a case of start as you mean to go on, we're in for a treat.

The lead lasted three minutes before Leicester's new signing Harry Maguire headed Marc Albrighton's cross from the left back into the middle and Shinji Okazaki nodded the ball past flailing Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech.

Arsenal reacted well and started to box Leicester in, Welbeck seeing a shot blocked before he dallied on a later effort.

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Arsenal passing the ball around and hoping to split the Leicester City defense again.

"I think we are not open to any offers anyway".

It could be a very big second half for Arsenal after levelling it late on.

Mesut Ozil played a pass in to Lacazette, who tried to turn and fire, but his shot was fortuitously deflected right to Kolasinac, who unselfishly tapped across for Welebeck to score.

Arsenal were caught in possession on the left once again minutes later and Okazaki nearly doubled his tally but headed narrowly wide.

In the second half the Foxes were not fazed. "Yes, but we scored four goals as well and the game was of quality".

Wenger also dismissed Chelsea's reported interest in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, saying he is still firmly in his first-team plans.

But it was the Welshman who was to put away Arsenal's third as he controlled Bellerin's outside-of-the-foot pass effortlessly and poked into the far corner beyond Schmeichel.

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