Arsenal vs Leicester City

Posted August 13, 2017

For example Ramsey, Ozil, Mertesacker... and of course Koscielny is suspended.

Olivier Giroud came off the bench to head a late victor after Aaron Ramsey had brought Arsenal level at 3-3 following a Jamie Vardy double for the visitors.

Arsenal record-signing Alexandre Lacazette got off to a flawless by scoring inside two minutes of kickoff. For Arsenal, it's the same questions concerning a club that does enough to stay in contention but has a hard time convincing anybody they can mount a title challenge.

So, It's all square again into the half time as Danny Welbeck scuffs home from about four yards after some delightfully intricate play by assorted Arsenal players in the Leciester penalty area.

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Jamie Vardy celebrates with Shinji Okazaki after scoring the second.

Sanchez returned late to pre-season training with the Gunners due to his commitments at the Confederations Cup with Chile and will now have his start to the new Premier League campaign delayed.

Vardy led the line but the major news for Leicester was that want-away winger Riyad Mahrez started on the right. Despite being linked with a number of high-profile moves in the summer transfer window, the Gunners only acquired two players: forward Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon and fullback Sead Kolasinac from Schalke.

The Bosnian unselfishly squared to Welbeck to force the ball past Schmeichel for a much-needed league goal - having only scored two in an injury-hit 2016-17 season.

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Arsenal vs Leicester tonight promises a spectacular opener to the new EPL season.

Vardy got himself between two of Arsenal's back three inside the box after a loose pass by Granit Xhaka in his own half fell at the feet of Albrighton.

"I have players coming back who have not played, like Mustafi".

Five minutes added time can Arsenal hold on or Leicester will get a share of the spoils at the Emirates?? Obviously, we'd love to see a continuation of what we saw against Chelsea, with perhaps a bit more finishing capabilities. If you don't have access or prefer to watch in Spanish, the game is also on Telemundo Deportes en vivo. Wenger reiterated that "we are still open" to more signings, but that the immediate priority is to trim his 33-man first-team squad before the transfer deadline.

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