Arsenal 1-1 Leicester

Arsenal snapped up Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for £54million this window

The France international's future had been in doubt following the club-record arrival of Alexandre Lacazette, with clubs both in England and back in his home country reportedly interested. I keep the faith and I still believe I can have an important part to play this season in the club.

Arsenal opened the scoring in the second minute but the Foxes hit back to lead 2-1 and then 3-2 before the Gunners' spectacular comeback in the closing minutes.

Giroud appears willing - if a little reluctantly - to accept his role as an understudy to Lacazette.

"I will be remaining at Arsenal", Giroud told SFR Sport. "I love the man and the player", said Wenger. "He doesn't want to leave". Manager Arsene Wenger this week revealed that he gave the player the option of leaving, but that he chose to fight for his place. "It's a determined no".

"It's simple, in every game he is stronger since he joined us", Wenger said.

Arsène Wenger expressed his relief that Olivier Giroud, widely considered this summer to be either on the move or a player destined to be not much more than a supersub, remains very much at the heart of life at Arsenal.

Arsenal would hold on to secure an incredible victory in a magnificently entertaining season opener.

Leicester showed some of the form that won them the title in 2016 and helped stave off relegation last term but in the end they were undone by canny France worldwide Giroud who has been linked with a move away from Arsenal all summer.

"I feel as well that the goals we conceded, we can work together to get rid of that because one was a corner, one was a ball we lost in the build up and the third goal was on a corner again, so we conceded two goals on corners".

"We were quite good a year ago on corners and I believe with a bit of work, we can get that out of the system".

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