Shinji Okazaki scored a quick equaliser, Jamie Vardy put Leicester ahead and Danny Welbeck levelled for Arsenal before halftime. Vardy then restored Leicester's lead at 3-2 early in the second half before goals in the final seven minutes from substitutes Aaron Ramsay and Giroud gave Arsenal victory.
...and breathe!We want you to sum that one up with just three emojis Here's our three to get you started: ??? pic.twitter.com/egrKbxV0ES — Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 11, 2017
??? Impressive comeback from the team ? Home win ?? We go again next week ... #COYG #ARSLEI @Arsenal — Shkodran Mustafi (@MustafiOfficial) August 11, 2017Arsenal's quickfire lead lasted barely three minutes before Marc Albrighton's cross from the left was headed back into the middle by Leicester's new signing Harry Maguire and Okazaki nodded the ball past flailing Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech. Vardy put the visitor 2-1 ahead just before the half hour, darting into the box to rifle another fine Albrighton cross past Cech after the winger had pounced on a poor square ball from Arsenal midfielder Mezut Ozil. But Welbeck had the last word of the first half for the home side when he equalised from close range in added time after new signing Sead Kolasinac's tap forward in a goalmouth melee. The impressive Vardy scored his second in the 53rd minute to put Leicester in front once more, curling Riyad Mahrez's corner into the bottom far corner amid poor Arsenal marking.
It's never over with him on the pitch... 7️⃣ of @_OlivierGiroud_'s last ? goals for us have come in the 80th minute or later #NaNaNaNaa pic.twitter.com/hEaufPbcyp — Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 11, 2017Leicester showed some of the form that won them the title in 2016 and helped stave off relegation last term but in the end they were undone by canny France international Giroud who has been linked with a move away from Arsenal all summer. RESULT Arsenal 4 (Lacazette 2, Welbeck 45+2, Ramsey 83, Giroud 85) Leicester 3 (Okazaki 5, Vardy 29, 56) SATURDAY'S MATCHES Watford v Liverpool, Chelsea v Burnley, Palace v Huddersfield, Everton v Stoke, Southampton v Swansea, West Brom v Bournemouth, Brighton v Man City