Giroud header seals Arsenal win

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Arsenal fans have expressed their love for centre-forward Olivier Giroud after he scored the winning goal in the last few minutes of their Premier League opening clash against Leicester City.

Vardy then restored Leicester's lead early in the second half before goals in the final seven minutes from substitutes Aaron Ramsay and Giroud gave Arsenal victory.

ARSENAL'S ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE got his Premier League career off to the flawless start against Leicester at the Emirates this evening.

The impressive Vardy scored his second in the 53rd minute to put Leicester in front once more, curling Riyad Mahrez's corner into the bottom far corner amid poor Arsenal marking. But I don't want him to go and in the end he made a decision to stay.

"It was one of the great days".

Giroud had been seriously considering his future following the £52 million club record signing of Alexandre Lacazette and Wenger's certainty but has been persuaded to stay in what is now a "super sub" role.

Asked if Giroud could still leave before the transfer window closes on August 31 until January, Wenger replied: "No".

"You know, I must say I opened the door for him at some stage because I know that it's important for him to play". Just a few minutes later, he would net the goal that would secure the win for Arsenal to start the season.

"We were quite good last year on corners and with a bit of work we can get that out of our system", added Wenger, who has been given another two years in charge of Arsenal. "To come away to the Emirates, score three goals but concede four is disappointing especially as a defender".

"Overall I must say we kept going and the spirit of the team was absolutely outstanding and overall you could say as well we were punished on every single mistake tonight by a Leicester team who was very efficient going forward".

Shakespeare was true to his word and started Riyad Mahrez despite the Algeria worldwide asking to leave the King Power Stadium.

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