Arsenal beat Leicester in thrilling Premier League opener

  • Arsenal beat Leicester in thrilling Premier League opener

Arsenal beat Leicester in thrilling Premier League opener

Substitutes Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud scored in the 83rd and 85th minutes respectively to overturn Leicester's lead and put Arsenal top of the table ahead of the weekend action.

"Tonight we needed this win and everyone knows the first game is important for the confidence".

It was a game that Arsenal ought to have won, having dominated proceedings all through the 90 minutes and the added time.

The way they ruthlessly pounced on Arsenal mistakes was highlighted by their second via a Albrighton cross for Vardy to tap home at the back post.

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

Lacazette, a £52m signing from Lyon, showed wonderful poise, technique and power to divert Mohamed Elneny's cross past Kasper Schmeichel with his head.

Shinji Okazaki had Granit Xhaka in fairly close attendance, but was more determined thrusting himself at the ball to nod in from close range.

Jamie Vardy was there at the right time. "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.

Arsenal passing the ball around and hoping to split the Leicester City defense again.

On Sanchez and Ozil's final year of contract, Wenger said: "When a player goes into the final year of their contract we will try to extend the contract because there is no reason we shouldn't do it, but we are not there yet".

Goal.... Arsenal equalises through Welbeck late in the first half.

Now with a freakish back four of (from right to left) Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Monreal, Kolasinac and Hector Bellerin, Arsenal pushed for an equaliser, and on 83 minutes it came.

Life as an Arsenal fan summed up in four minutes.

Welbeck found himself in space and passed to Hector Bellerin whose shot was stopped by Schmeichel.

After a much-needed break for all involved to take a deep breath, the second half started in much quieter fashion until ten minutes into the second period. If you don't have access or prefer to watch in Spanish, the game is also on Telemundo Deportes en vivo.

Wenger also dismissed Chelsea's reported interest in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, saying he is still firmly in his first-team plans.