Arsenal vs Leicester City as Premier League starts with a bang

Anthony Martial in action

Anthony Martial in action

"It's different to the French league, but I knew that already".

On Friday night Arsenal kicked off their 2017/18 Premier League campaign with a bang as they snatched a 4-3 victory against former title winners Leicester City.

"Overall we looked better defensively at the end of the [2016-17] season". Holding came out late in the match in favor of center forward Olivier Giroud and somehow the plan worked.

The Gunners were set to come out fighting in the second period and did exactly that with several chances including Sead Kolašinac's saved effort.

Arsenal levelled through Danny Welbeck but Vardy pounced again to put Leicester ahead. But then Wenger said threw the kitchen sink at the Foxes.

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.

Meanwhile, Craig Shakespeare hopes Leicester can end their Arsenal hoodoo tonight.

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.

Wenger doubled down and went with none.

The Frenchman also dismissed media reports linking Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with rival Chelsea. Ramsey capitalized with an equalizer in the 83rd minute.

But Shinji Okazaki immediately responded with a nifty header to tie the game back up just three minutes later. His next touch was heading the ball into the back of the net in the second minute and the Premier League was off and running. What's not unusual is that they appear to be a little less ready than some fans might like.

Vardy led the line but the major news for Leicester was that want-away winger Riyad Mahrez started on the right.

A Jamie Vardy strike in the 29th minute left Wenger's men chasing the game and it looked like Leicester would go into the break in charge.

Jamie Vardy then capitalised on very bad defending to twice put the Foxes ahead either side of Danny Welbeck's equaliser before Arsene Wenger sent on the cavalry.

A classic PL encounter saw Arsenal lead 1-0 after 94 seconds.

Arsenal looked far more dynamic going forward with Lacazette's fluidity making it incredibly hard for Leicester to pick him up.

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