Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Arsenal fans react to Petr Cech's performance v Leicester City

Arsenal fans react to Petr Cech's performance v Leicester City

But Shinji Okazaki immediately responded with a nifty header to tie the game back up just three minutes later.

Arsenal's foot-shooting continued when, despite creating numerous chances, they conceded at the other end, with Jamie Vardy showing all his finishing prowess to give Leicester the lead a minute before the half hour. Just a few minutes later, he would net the goal that would secure the win for Arsenal to start the season.

Giroud sealed the win with a thumping header five minutes from time to seal for the Gunners their first win of the new season.

"Giroud is fantastic. I opened the door for him". "We let in some goals we could have avoided but we'll work to ensure we don't concede any more like that during the season".

Leicester showed some of the form that won them the title in 2016 and helped stave off relegation last term but in the end they were undone by canny France global Giroud who has been linked with a move away from Arsenal all summer. "Top quality game and you want PL to be best in the world and you have to produce games like that", Wenger told reporters.

"He wanted to stay and that was one of the greatest days I've had in recent months. He's really loved here and in the end he made a decision to stay".

The Gunners won the FA Cup last season and lifted the Community Shield last weekend after beating Chelsea at Wembley.

Leicester looked set to cause an upset going into the last ten minutes however, a late surge from Arsenal saw them grab all three points at the Emirates.

It seemed like both teams were itching to get on the pitch to score goals. What the game was, though, is a reminder that beyond the incessant transfer rumours and long, moody shots of Arsene Wenger staring into nothingness awaits the adrenaline rush that only a good game of football can give. "We kept the faith and kept believing in our game to push hard".

The Serie A side have now said they will not return with an improvement on the offer that was rejected and, while he remains a Leicester player, Shakespeare is more than happy to utilise the 2016 PFA Player of the Year.

"After that, we get the efficiency".

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