Arsenal without Sanchez for season opener

Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial

The match seemed to be following the normal script as the Gunners trailed the visitors 3-2, until Aaron Ramsey levelled things up with seven minutes on the clock, before Giroud sealed the three points in the 88th minute with a thunderous header.

"The quality of their players, their fan base and the money that they can spend, they've always been unsafe", Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare said. Leicester's 3rd goal came from another cross into the box that no one, including Cech, came out to meet.

Danny Welbeck almost finished off an attacking move for Arsenal after a few one-touch exchanges with Mesut Ozil but his shot was blocked by Harry Maguire.

Supporting the Frenchman in the attack will be Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil. Holding is a great prospect but he had one of those games where he struggled against the threat of Jamie Vardy and Okazaki.

Arsenal shipped three goals but were without arguably three of their first-choice defenders as Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi all sat out due to a combination of fitness and suspension.

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

Instead, Wenger avoided a third consecutive season-opening loss at the start of his new two-year contract.

Wenger will get plenty of the plaudits once again for a dramatic opening night win which saw his two subs work perfectly. They must look ahead to the next game against Stoke City and prepare.

There is no excusing the way Craig Shakespeare's men collapsed late in the game to have victory snatched away from them as they left north London empty handed. We can't wait to see where the league goes from here. They've already got off to a good start with a 1-0 win in the Europa League. The first was a kick off.

Giroud had been linked with an exit during the summer, and Wenger admitted he considered allowing his most authentic target man to leave but the 30-year-old resisted the idea. If you don't have access or prefer to watch in Spanish, the game is also on Telemundo Deportes en vivo.

Arsenal fans had little time to celebrate.

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