EPL: Arsenal gun down Leicester in seven-goal thriller

No player in the Premier League was more involved in the build up to goals than Sanchez

No player in the Premier League was more involved in the build up to goals than Sanchez

Arsene Wenger hailed "fantastic" Olivier Giroud for staying at Arsenal this summer after the French striker came on to score a late victor in Friday's dramatic 4-3 win over Leicester.

Okazaki equalized for the visitors in the fifth minute at the Emirates to cancel out the opening goal for Arsenal's summer signing Alexandre Lacazette, who netted after just two minutes.

The Frenchman wants to see the Gunners' record signing Alexandre Lacazette emulate what the 35-year-old former Sweden worldwide striker did in the Premier League.

"I opened the door for him at some stage as it's important for him to play but I don't want him to go", Wenger said at the post-match news conference.

Alexandre Lacazette puts his goal-scoring abilities on display in the Premier League for the first time when Arsenal host Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Friday. His touches were classy and he oozed quality both up front and on the left but more importantly, he got his name on the scoresheet. Arsenal were 2-3 down with 11 minutes to go, but super-subs Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud propped up with a goal each to give the Gunners a great win.

It was the familiar championship-winning connection that did it, with Vardy heading home Mahrez's corner kick to beat Arsenal's zonal defensive approach and make it 3-2 to the Foxes in the 56th minute.

Giroud said after the victory over Leicester: 'To be honest, there was something in my soul and in my heart which told me to stay. "Because Giroud is in his prime and is at the top of his game". He is an intelligent player.

Lacazette is just the seventh player to score on his Premier League debut for Arsenal, after Kevin Campbell, Steve Bould, Fredrik Ljungberg, Emmanuel Adebayor, Samir Nasri and Thomas Vermaelen. We had some avoidable goals which we conceded and overall we have to work on that. We need to show a bit more resilience there.

"After that, we get the efficiency".

He called Arsenal versus Leicester a microcosm of the Gunners' typical Premier League seasons: a strong start, a dip in the middle and a brilliant finish.

One of those was from playmaker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who, from the start, played the game with an attacking mentality and created a number of incredible chances.

'I feel good in my head and also physically.

"We encourage our midfield players to play balls in behind".

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