Wenger Confirms Olivier Giroud Will Stay At Arsenal

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"First game of the season we played a classic, so for everybody at home it will have been wonderful to watch".

Goals from the likes of Danny Welbeck and substitutes Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud helped the Gunners secure three points in their opening game of the season.

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare was good on his word and started Riyad Mahrez, despite the fact the Algeria worldwide has asked to leave the club.

That goal should have been the one that woke Arsenal up and given them the need to take control and run away with the game, but, instead, it was Vardy who struck again to give Leicester the lead back in this back-and-forth game. They put a great ball in and Jamie Vardy does what he does best.

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

Amid the joy - and relief - of victory, there was nonetheless plenty to concern Wenger, not least the manner in which his side conceded all three goals.

"I think we have all seen the amusing business of the transfer window and we never know what is round the corner".

We started really well, we got the first goal and I thought it was the moment where we could control the game but then we made mistakes and they punished us.

He said the 30 year-old, who scored the victor in tonight's 4-3 win over Leicester, was "at the top of his game" and that he had never wanted to move him on.

Against a plucky Leicester side at a packed and tense Emirates Stadium, Arsene Wenger's men scored twice in the last 10 minutes - first through substitute Aaron Ramsey before the much-maligned Giroud headed in the victor off Granit Xhaka's corner.

He said: "At some stage it didn't look like we'd win". Seeing Le Prof's delight at Giroud's goal rescuing a tough fixture you would assume he is at least going to think about it and with Alexis Sanchez still not due back there is a good chance for Olly.

Like many of Leicester's players, Vardy endured a post-title slump last season, scoring only 13 times in the league, and Shakespeare was delighted to see him back among the goals.

Lacazette also scored on his Premier League debut. Arsenal have not lost any of their seven Premier League games played on a Friday, coming out on top in six such contests.

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