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13 August 2017, 04:16 | Sandy Nunez
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The English Premier League got underway in fine style as Arsenal triumped 4-3 over Leicester courtesy of a dramatic late victor at the Emirates Stadium on Friday night.
Two minutes later, the comeback was complete, with super-sub Giroud sending the home fans wild via magnificent header from a Xhaka corner, despite being held by Wes Morgan.
Jamie Vardy then struck twice, either side of a Danny Welbeck equaliser, as the 2015-16 champions looked for a first league win over Arsenal since 1983 - b ut it was not to be.
Giroud then sent the previously despondent Arsenal fans wild when he headed the 85th minute victor from a corner, Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel only managing to turn the ball onto the underside of the bar before it bounced over the line.
Arsene Wenger is relieved Olivier Giroud opted to stay at Arsenal this summer after the striker scored the victor in Friday's Premier League opener against Leicester.
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Record signing Alexander Lacazette opened his account within two minutes of the kick-off, but the home side's lead was nearly immediately rubbed out as Shinji Okazaki equalised minutes later before Jamie Vardy put the visitors in front after half an hour. At some stage, I opened the door for him because I knew that I had many strikers. In the end he chose to stay and it was one of the great days of recent weeks for me. Manager Arsene Wenger this week revealed that he gave the player the option of leaving, but that he chose to fight for his place. I keep the faith and I still believe I can have an important part to play this season in the club. He doesn't want to leave and I'm happy that he wants to stay.
"We had some avoidable goals which we conceded and overall we have to work on that", he said referring to poor marking in the by his team's defence.
"So overall I think he adapts slowly to the way we want to play and is a collective player and an intelligent player as well".
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Sports Mole's countdown of the top 25 Manchester City players from the Premier League era continues with number 22 - Shaun Goater. But Wenger revealed after the dramatic clash that Giroud "decided to stay" at the Emirates and he is "really loved" at the club.
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