Arsenal Edge Leicester in 7-Goal Premier League Thriller

Olivier Giroud insisted Arsenal never gave up hope of staging a dramatic fightback as the France striker's late victor capped a thrilling 4-3 victory over Leicester in Friday's Premier League opener.

In the league's first Friday night start, Arsene Wenger's side was trailing 3-2 with seven minutes remaining but Ramsey grabbed the equaliser and Giroud headed in an 85th-minute victor.

Arsenal got off to a quick start in this one, with Alexandre Lacazette scoring just a little over a minute into the game to give himself his first-ever Premier League goal of his career.

Although Danny Welbeck leveled on the stroke of halftime, Vardy restored Leicester's lead after the break.

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Lacazette, a club-record £46.5 million signing from Lyon, made a dream start to his home debut by heading Arsenal in front with just 85 seconds on the clock.

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Giroud then sent the previously despondent Arsenal fans wild when he headed the victor from a corner, Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel only managing to turn the ball onto the underside of the bar before it bounced over the line.

"Giroud? He's fantastic", Wenger said of the France global, who usually started on the bench last season and had been linked with a move away from The Emirates.

"We have got a tough first run but we now can take a lot of confidence from this game, knowing we can go to the big teams and put on a performance and hopefully in the coming games we get that bit of luck and turn the positive performance into good points". "We've been courageous to the end and thank God we won the game". "He's a fantastic guy as well, committed and loves the club".

"I'm happy the goals we conceded we can work on together".

Arsenal's defending was shaky throughout as Wenger's back three left goalkeeper Petr Cech exposed time and again. "There were hard moments when we were down and we managed to get out of that and it's great to see".

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