Alexandre Lacazette explains his subdued goal celebration against Leicester City

Alexandre Lacazette explains his subdued goal celebration against Leicester City

Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud came off the bench to rescue Arsenal a 4-3 win over Leicester City in a thrilling start to the 2017-18 Premier League season on Friday night.

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.

But Arsene Wenger's double change turned the game, FA Cup final hero Ramsey drilling in an 83rd-minute equalizer and Giroud notching the victor two minutes later with a header that hit the bar and bounced over the line.

"We kept going and the spirit of the team was absolutely outstanding", Wenger said. It's the players around him in terms of Arsene Wenger bringing in a better centre forward so he's not the focal point that everyone looks at and says he's not good enough. Once again, the parity didn't last long, but this time it was Arsenal who took the initiative, and Giroud wrapped up the game with a header from Xhaka's corner. And they outlasted Chelsea to win on penalty kicks last weekend at Wembley. There was still plenty to do, but somehow Lacazette found the pace and the direction to plant a header into the bottom corner, with not even two minutes showing up yet on the clock.

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Lacazette showed the finishing instincts that made him a hit in Ligue 1 with a great header from Mohamed Elneny's cross, making it 1-0 inside the first two minutes. Marc Albrighton whipped in a good cross, finding debutant Harry Maguire at the far post.

Craig Shakespeare's side boasted numerous players, and characteristics, that saw them shock the world to win the title in 2015/16.

Leicester took the lead right back just before the hour mark, scoring off another set piece. Danny Welbeck, however, levelled for Arsenal on the stroke of half-time after being teed up by Kolasinac.

With 65 minutes on the clock Wenger turned to Ramsey and Giroud, the former nearly making an instant impact by narrowly missing the target when getting on the end of a left-sided cross. And yet Arsenal failed to break to level the scores - Welbeck sent the ball into the goal after a failed attempt to Lacazette grabbed a brace.

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