EPL Records: Just how quick was Lacazette's goal for Arsenal vs. Leicester?

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However, following yesterday's opening Premier League encounter against Leicester City, a game in which Giroud scored the victor, he confirmed he meant to stay at Arsenal.

The 2017/18 Premier League season got off to a thunderous start at the Emirates on Friday night, with Arsenal coming back to win 4-3 against Leicester in a cracking game.

Olivier Giroud came off the bench to head a late victor after Aaron Ramsey had brought Arsenal level at 3-3 following a Jamie Vardy double for the visitors.

A insane game sees Arsenal winning 4-3 over Leicester City.

While Arsenal may seem to be the clear favourites due to their last encounters with the Foxes, the latter is known to have a lot of fire power that can do much damage in the opening match to Arsenal's campaign.

Giroud had scored 12 Premier League goals in just 11 starts last season, but Lacazette was selected for Arsenal's opener and netted inside two minutes.

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But that patience appears to be wearing thin after the fleet-footed winger made only nine Premier League starts last season. The next three or four years City will buy one, two maybe three players.

Just as the atmosphere had turned sour, goals to Aaron Ramsey, assisted by Granit Xhaka, and Olivier Giroud allowed Arsenal to hold on in the last five minutes to grab a fearless victory.

The lead lasted three minutes before Leicester's new signing Harry Maguire headed Marc Albrighton's cross from the left back into the middle and Shinji Okazaki nodded the ball past flailing Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech.

"We kept going and the spirit of the team was absolutely outstanding", Wenger said. It will be interesting to see Lacazette make a mark on his debut for the North Londoners and Jamie Vardy put his name on the scoring charts to help Leicester get back to winning ways. The manager used all three substitutes and abandoned his vaunted three-man defence to rescue this game with his two French strikers in tandem as they eventually overwhelmed Leicester.

"He is really loved here, we love him and, in the end, he made a decision to stay". What the game was, though, is a reminder that beyond the incessant transfer rumours and long, moody shots of Arsene Wenger staring into nothingness awaits the adrenaline rush that only a good game of football can give.

England striker Jamie Vardy stunned the Emirates with a neatly taken finish after an error from Xhaka, but Danny Welbeck levelled for Arsenal just before the break.

"We've been courageous to the end and thank God we won the game", he added. "If you look at that from a neutral point, for a first game it was a top quality game".

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