Arsenal beat Leicester City 4-3 in Premier League opener

Alexis Sanchez should STAY at Arsenal and see out contract with 'dignity and respect', says Gunners legend Martin

Alexis Sanchez should STAY at Arsenal and see out contract with 'dignity and respect', says Gunners legend Martin

Arsenal twice came from behind to eventually beat Leicester City 4-3, with Olivier Giroud heading home a late victor. Despite persistent talk of an exit all the indications are that Arsene Wenger will dig his heels in and keep his star man through the final year of his contract.

"It is a relief and I believe as well a reminder to the players that they have hurdles on the way and that we can get round it, like tonight so that is quite positive". Central midfielders Mohamed Elneny and Granit Xhaka were nervous on the ball and slack in possession to gift Leicester the ball in risky positions time and time again. So hard to choose between Spurs (Wembley woe?) and Arsenal (unhappy/without Alexis Sanchez, pictured below).

Vardy was then afforded far too much space by both the Bosnia worldwide and Monreal for Leicester's second, after Holding had failed to block another Albrighton centre.

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. The win over Chelsea at Wembley - even with the caveat that Antonio Conte's side, like Arsenal, were missing some key players - showcased the depth of Wenger's squad.

They sat back, forced Arsenal into making mistakes and had Vardy's pace on the break to hurt the Gunners.

Champions: Manchester City. Pep's boys just look to have so many goals in their team and Ederson in goal could make a massive difference at the back.

There is no excusing the way Craig Shakespeare's men collapsed late in the game to have victory snatched away from them as they left north London empty handed. Diego Costa is still there, despite all the rumours, but those could return to unsettle the dressing room.

Obviously, with this being the first game of the season, Arsenal is going to be top of the table for at least the next 12 or so hours until the rest of the Premier League plays on Saturday.

Premier League is once again ready to capture the imagination of millions around the world. The first was a kick off.

Arsenal fans heading to the Emirates would have been desperate to see Lacazette get off to a fast start at his new club. "On the second goal we lost the ball in the build-up and were punished", the 67-year-old added.

It seemed like both teams were itching to get on the pitch to score goals.

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