Wenger 'relieved' Giroud has decided to stay

Despite the poor play throughout the match Arsenal did just that. Will long-serving manager Arsene Wenger continue his reign in North London?

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

"Without a shadow of a doubt he's had coach influence and support from the club, but he's from a tough background". The club has also signed Leicester-born Coventry player George Thomas who can play as a forward or midfielder increasing their options.

"I'm disappointed with the handball in the build-up, but once the corner's given you have to defend it better", he said. We lost the ball for the second goal and lacked some experience. Okazaki only scored once in 25 appearances for the Foxes during their troubled 2016-17 season, on the final day. The Chile player has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

ARSENAL boss Arsene Wenger insists match-winner Olivier Giroud will stay at the club this season.

Day one optimism burst down from the stands as the record signing, Lacazette, opened the scoring with his first meaningful Premier League touch.

Leicester open the Premier League season away to Arsenal on Friday evening.

Lacazette is simple in every game.

Legendary names like Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Cristiano Ronaldo became global icons with their exploits at Arsenal and Manchester United. A dream attack triumvirate surely and many Premier League defences will suffer nightmares. The home fans then endured the nervous wait for the late heroics, time largely passed by watching Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fling hopeful shots at the goal. Again, Albrighton was the architect, and afforded far too much space to rampage down the left flank before crossing low for Vardy to turn the ball into the net. Mertesacker looks the most likely to start, but Mohamed Elneny is set to replace Ramsey and Welbeck likewise instead of Özil.

Arsenal have reportedly offered Alexis Sanchez a new deal worth £300,000 a week, according to the Daily Mail.

It wasn't one of Xhaka's best games but he showed up when needed.

"He is today very conscious of his qualities as well, which he was not always, and I personally believe he will be a very great player".

"But we have all the other players prepared in pre-season and they are all ready".

Which brings us to forgotten man Jack Wilshere.

The past Ajax and Inter Milan manager, Frank de Boer, succeeds the former England manager, Sam Allardyce, at Crystal Palace.

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

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