'Never sell him' - Arsenal fans react to display of substitute against Leicester

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Giroud scored the winning penalty in the Community Shield last Sunday and, having finished last season with the best goalscoring ratio of any Arsenal striker, continued that form by coming on last night to clinch victory in a dramatic seven-goal thriller.

Arsene Wenger's side scored twice in the last 10 minutes as Aaron Ramsey equalised before Olivier Giroud bagged the victor at the Emirates Stadium.

Jamie Vardy then struck twice, either side of a Danny Welbeck equaliser, as the 2015-16 champions looked for a first league win over Arsenal since 1983 - but it was not to be. It was one of the great days of recent weeks for me because I know how important he is.

The arrival of Alexandre Lacazette for a club record fee was supposed to spell the endgame in north London for a player who has divided opinion, but Wenger was pleased to imagine room for both - plus a handful more - in his attacking crew.

The pressure eventually told as, in the space of two minutes late on, Ramsey controlled Granit Xhaka's pass and smartly tucked past Schmeichel, before fellow sub Giroud headed in off the bar from a corner to earn maximum points for his side.

Praising Giroud's response after being left out of the starting line-up, Wenger added: "I love the man and the player".

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"It is fantastic", Wenger replied when asked about Giroud's willingness to fight for his place.

Pushed on whether he thought Giroud could leave before the transfer window closes on August 31, Wenger was adamant.

'Tonight we needed this win, everyone knows the importance of the first game for confidence.

"We had some avoidable goals which we conceded and overall we have to work on that", he said referring to poor marking in the by his team's defence.

Scroll through the gallery above to see how we think each Premier League team will get on during the opening weekend of the season. He adapts slowly to the way we want to play.

Shakespeare was true to his word and started Riyad Mahrez despite the Algeria global asking to leave the King Power Stadium. Riyad has been very focused.

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