EPL Records: Just how quick was Lacazette's goal for Arsenal vs. Leicester?

  • EPL Records: Just how quick was Lacazette's goal for Arsenal vs. Leicester?

EPL Records: Just how quick was Lacazette's goal for Arsenal vs. Leicester?

Arsenal now turn their attentions towards their next Premier League game, a trip to Stoke City next Saturday afternoon as they look to enjoy a successful season in the top flight.

After the contest, Gunners manager Arsene Wenger claimed the winning goal was vindication for Olivier Giroud's determination to remain in North London. Even after Danny Welbeck levelled on the stroke of halftime, Vardy restored Leicester's lead after the break.

"When teams make substitutes just before corners it's confusing".

Club record signing Alexandre Lacazette scored with just his second Arsenal touch to give them the lead within two minutes but they were pegged back by Shinji Okazaki's effort with just five minutes on the clock.

Arsenal continued to have issues against the high press throughout the match, especially Rob Holding and the back line.

Referee Mike Dean (2nd R) was at the center of attention of failing to spot a handball by Mesut Ozil in the run up to Arsenal's third goal.

With the France worldwide and Danny Welbeck both starting ahead of him on Friday night, it seemed as if his time at the Emirates was drawing to a close.

However just eleven minutes into the second half, Jamie Vardy headed home unmarked from a corner. Vardy was left completely unmarked in Arsenal's preferred zonal marking system.

"At the moment, sitting here, I've got a dejected dressing room". The atmosphere at the Emirates was incredibly testy, and the supporters couldn't believe the opening day woes were happening again. The move was a precursor for the impressive, intricate and fast-flowing forays into the Leicester half that were to come all night; the Gunners finished the game with 27 shots at goal.

Former Chelsea winger Salah, who joined Liverpool from AS Roma during the off-season, won a penalty converted by Roberto Firmino in the 54th minute and then bundled in the Brazilian's lofted pass from close range.

The player endured a mixed season last term, starting the season well at the beginning but dropped to the bench after Arsenal's domestic troubles began.