Elneny assists as Arsenal rally to late 4-3 win over Leicester


Arsenal recorded a 4-3 victory in the thrilling 2017-18 Premier League opener on Friday night. "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. "You want the Premier League to be the best league in the world and I think it has to produce this kind of games to produce interest and quality", he said.

"I opened the door for him [Giroud] at some stage as I had many strikers and it's important for him to play but I don't want him to go", said Wenger.

The fiercely entertaining game undoubtedly revealed both weaknesses and strengths in Arsenal's side - but it's early days and the result certainly won't win them the league in the same way it won't lose it for Leicester. "Obviously I'm still getting used to the English game, the positives and negatives, shall we say, but I'm learning".

Shinji Okazaki pulled Leicester level three minutes later, and the Foxes then took the lead through Jamie Vardy in the 29th minute.

The Frenchman will be hoping it's a sign of changing fortunes after a season when he reached his nadir.

This was the ideal lift-off for Arsenal, particularly for Lacazette. A great run of passes saw Mohamed Elneny finding an unmarked Lacazette for headed goal.

"I think we have all seen the amusing business of the transfer window and we never know what is round the corner".

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Lacazette, recruited from Lyon, savored the moment, opening his arms out wide to take in the acclamation of his new home.

However, Arsenal's defense were still on their summer break.

The joy didn't last long as Leicester scored just minutes later off a short corner.

Leicester restored their lead shortly after half time as Vardy rose high to head home following a corner but Aaron Ramsey came off the bench to make it 3-3 in the 82nd minute with a fine finish.

"For a first game, it was a top-quality game". Despite the poor play throughout the match Arsenal did just that. "To come here and score three has to be pleasing in some respect, but it doesn't feel like it".

And then minutes later, this.