Danny Welbeck pleased with Arsenal spirit in win over Leicester

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"We had some avoidable goals which we conceded and overall we have to work on that", he said referring to poor marking in the by his team's defence.

Vardy doubled his tally after the break, but Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud scored just two minutes apart to complete an unlikely comeback.

Record signing Alexander Lacazette opened his account within two minutes of the kick-off, but the home side's lead was nearly immediately rubbed out as Shinji Okazaki equalised minutes later before Jamie Vardy put the visitors in front after half an hour.

Danny Welbeck then made it 2-2 on the stroke of half time, but Vardy had given Leicester the lead once again in the 56th minute.

Giroud then sent the previously despondent Arsenal fans wild when he headed the victor from a corner, Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel only managing to turn the ball onto the underside of the bar before it bounced over the line. "We've been courageous to the end and thank God we won the game".

The Frenchman admitted he was relieved Arsenal managed to avoid an embarrassing opening day defeat.

"Going forward and character wise we have been great".

"If you look at the third goal, I'm a bit disappointed with the handball leading up to it but that aside, once you get the corner, you have to defend it better". "Even when I played Giroud through the middle and him on the left he did very well on the left". "He's a fantastic guy as well, committed and loves the club".

"I must tell you I opened the door for him at some stage (to leave) because it's important for him to play".

More terrible defending followed in the second half, and Vardy restored the lead after he was left wide open on a corner, with Petr Cech in no-man's land. "He has a big weight in this squad and it was a relief for me that he chose to stay". "There were hard moments when we were down and we managed to get out of that and it's great to see".

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