Arsenal 4-3 Leicester: Gunners Leave It Late To Edge Thriller
Substitute Olivier Giroud headed in a dramatic late winner as Arsenal fought back to beat Leicester City in a thrilling start to the 2017-18 Premier League season.
Arsene Wenger’s men were 3-2 down with seven minutes remaining but goals from substitutes Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud stole the game from under Leicester’s noses.
Alexandre Lacazette headed the Gunners ahead 94 seconds into his top-flight debut, only for Shinji Okazaki to nod in an equaliser just two minutes later.
The away side took a shock lead through Vardy from Marc Albrighton’s cross, before Danny Welbeck drew Arsenal level at the end of a pulsating opening half.
Vardy them headed home from a Riyad Mahrez corner on 59 minutes. As the home fans started to become restless, Arsenal staged a late fightback with Ramsey and Giroud both finding the net from close range within two minutes of each other to send the roof off The Emirates.
Arsenal travel to Stoke City next Saturday evening for a tough clash with Mark Hughes’ men.
Leicester host new boys Brighton and Hove Albion at the King Power Stadium.