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

Shakespeare confident key Leicester players will stay

Shakespeare confident key Leicester players will stay

Meanwhile, November 1994 was the last time Leicester beat Arsenal in the Premier League...

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he gave Olivier Giroud the chance to leave Arsenal this summer, but the powerful striker chose to stay put despite rumoured interest from a number of suitors including Everton.

It has been just over three months since Antonio Conte completed Chelsea's turnaround from finishing 10th in the 2015/16 campaign to be crowned champions in the 2016/17 season and now Premier League is back again for its 25th edition.

After two straight opening day defeats, and a series of failures in the league, this really is no-more-excuses time for Wenger, who, amidst much objection, signed a new two-year contract.

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

Arsenal had seen nearly 75% of the ball in the first 20 minutes and Welbeck had Arsenal's best chance since Lacazette's opener.

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In the build up to the Ramsey's equaliser Mesut Ozil got away with a pretty blatant handball that had VAR been in use definitely would have been spotted. Arsenal will enjoy the home advantage but things can turn upside down against a tricky opposition like Leicester.

Lacazette is just the seventh player to score on his Premier League debut for Arsenal, after Kevin Campbell, Steve Bould, Fredrik Ljungberg, Emmanuel Adebayor, Samir Nasri and Thomas Vermaelen. I got back late, I should have handled this better. "At the moment the most active have been United, City and Liverpool a bit".

Arsenal continued to dominate possession in the second half, only to concede a another goal in the 55th minute, when Vardy redirected a Riyad Mahrez corner kick past home goalkeeper Petr Cech.

Bellerin could have added the sixth goal of the game after he found himself one on one with Schmeichel but the Dane was out quick to deny the Spaniard with his legs.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger made three changes as his side chased the game, bringing on Oliver Giroud for Rob Holding, Aaron Ramsey for Elneny, and Theo Walcot for Danny Welbeck.

Ramsey first levelled the scores in the 83rd minute before Giroud sealed the victory in the 85th minute.

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