Elneny assists as Arsenal clinch thrilling opening day win over Leicester City

Reuters  Toby Melville

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.

The Gunners eventually ran out 4-3 winners following an entertaining encounter at the Emirates Stadium.

Danny Welbeck equalised for Arsenal on the stroke of half time, but Vardy's second looked to have won it for Craig Shakespeare's side until the final frenetic minutes.

What he did defensively towards the end of the game - Gary's just mentioned the back four that Arsenal had - without him at the end you fear Leicester would have got the equaliser.

Granit Xhaka's casual pass to Ramsey was masterfully flicked past Schmiechel - two minutes later, the attacker Olivier Giroud, who came in the 67th minute, scored the winning goal, lifting the Gunners to glory. "You want the Premier League to be the best league in the world and I think it has to produce this kind of games to produce interest and quality", he said. "Obviously we can build on it from there".

"This has happened to us the last three seasons here".

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Once they are back and available, Welbeck is hopeful that future results can be earned in less trying circumstances. We can take heart from the way we went about it but in those key moments we needed to be a bit more streetwise. Late Welsh equalizers and meaty French foreheads somehow have Arsenal at the top of the league.

Nigerian worldwide, Kelechi Iheanacho, came on for his Premier League debut for Leicester but was unable to help the Foxes avoid defeat. This one was back and forth like a classic title fight.

"It was a great game for the fans to watch but it is disappointing for ourselves", he told LCFC TV. I rate him as a player but we have similar types with [Alex] Iwobi and [Jack] Wilshere back.

The last player to score a goal faster on their Premier League debut was Thievy Bifouma, who came on for his Premier League debut for West Brom at half-time and scored after just 36 seconds in a 3-1 defeat at Crystal Palace in February 2014.

"I opened the door for him at some stage as it's important for him to play but I don't want him to go", Wenger said at the post-match news conference.

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