Drama At The Emirates As Arsenal Beat Leicester In Seven-Goal Thriller

Arsenal players celebrate Giroud's winner

Arsenal overcame an opening day hoodoo as they defeated Leicester City 4-3 in the English Premier League on Friday night at the Emirates Stadium.

Substitute Olivier Giroud headed in a dramatic late winner as Arsene Wenger’s men fought back to beat a spirited Leicester side in a thrilling start to the 2017-18 Premier League season.

Alexandre Lacazette scored his first Premier League goal within the first two minutes of the game, before Shinji Okazaki cancelled the Frenchman’s opener three minutes later.

Vardy slid the visitors ahead from Marc Albrighton’s cross, only for Danny Welbeck to stroke level on half-time.

Leicester took the lead again when Vardy headed in Riyad Mahrez’s corner before Arsene Wenger made an inspired double substitution which sparked Arsenal’s comeback.

Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud replaced Mohammed Elneny and Rob Holding after 67 minutes and within 20 minutes the Gunners were ahead.

First, Ramsey played in a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner to level the game.

Three minutes later Giroud headed home a Granit Xhaka corner from the centre of the box to the top left corner, to put the Gunners ahead and give them the boost ahead of their trip to Stoke next week.


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