Arsenal 4-3 Leicester City

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It's enough to make you breathless just reading about it, isn't it?

Substitute Oliver Giroud put the final touches on an enthralling comeback win for Arsenal as they beat Leicester City 4-3 on the opening evening of the new Premier League season.

Wenger said he gave Giroud the option to leave for another club this summer in search of more regular playing time but was thrilled when the striker chose to stay.

"At one stage I opened the door for him as I knew I had many strikers, and in the end he chose to stay", said Wenger.

"He has a big weight in this squad, and it was a relief for me that he made a decision to stay".

Giroud outmuscled Harry Maguire to meet Granit Xhaka's corner with a strong header that hit the bar and bounced behind the line before Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel could club it away.

"With Lacazette it is simple", Wenger said.

Wenger was also pleased with new French signing Alexandre Lacazette, who scored after 94 seconds to equal the record for the fastest opening goal of a Premier League season.

"You can't see Sanchez being too happy having played central a year ago, going out wide. But we have all the other players prepared in pre-season and they are all ready". "He's a collective player and an intelligent player".

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While conceding three goals raised questions for the French boss, he believes his side can correct those mistakes moving forward.

Olivier Giroud celebrates his winning goal against Leicester yesterday.

He stretched Nacho Monreal and Rob Holding at every opportunity, ghosting past both players to score Leicester's second from Marc Albrighton's sumptuous left wing cross after five minutes.

Leicester took the lead again when Vardy headed in Riyad Mahrez's corner minutes before the hour-mark and it looked like the visitors were going to take home all three points.

"If you were a manager, you're on the bench when you're 3-2 down with 20 minutes to go, and you win 4-3, you're more happy than concerned", Wenger said. It is the first week he is back in full training and we have to sit down together and see where we go from there.

"We were quite good previous year on corners". The players are champing at the bit to get started.

However, replays suggested that Ozil had used his arm in the build-up to Ramsey's strike.

But he drew encouragement from his side's display.

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