Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sports | By Mabel Barber

Arsenal beat Leicester 4-3 in a thriller

Arsenal beat Leicester 4-3 in a thriller

Olivier Giroud has confirmed that he will stay at Arsenal after netting a dramatic winner in their opening day Premier League victory over Leicester City.

The France international, who moved to the Gunners for a club-record deal this summer, scored 28 goals from 2,408 minutes of action in Ligue 1 last season.

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game during the Premier League match at The Emirates Stadium, London.

"I opened the door for him [Giroud] at some stage as I had many strikers and it's important for him to play but I don't want him to go", said Wenger.

Arsenal gave us all of the heartbreak and elation that we normally feel throughout the span of an entire season and they gave it to us in the span of 90 minutes.

Sanchez was late returning to Arsenal's pre-season training following his excursions for his national side at the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia.

"We were quite good last year on corners and overall I believe that with a bit of work we can get that out of the system".

"Whether we manage to get him to sign an extension or not - we have so far not been able to".

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However the Foxes are less than inclined to agree to any of Chelsea's overtures as they do not want to become known as 'selling club', claims manager Craig Shakespeare.

Expectations at both clubs vary, but there is similar pressure on both managers to deliver much better results this season.

"On that level I am not super optimistic".

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

Mahrez, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the past 12 months, had been a target for Roma.

"We're not going to be too down-hearted".

Saturday's action kicks off with Liverpool's trip to Watford, while Chelsea, Manchester City and Everton are all in action across seven fixtures.

Vardy bagged his brace when he capitalised on another piece of poor defending from the home side to fire Leicester into the lead in the 56th minute to make the scores 3-2.

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