Olivier Giroud confirms Arsenal stay

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We have many games and hopefully I can give games to all the strikers. Goals from two substitutes in the final ten minutes of the game - first Aaron Ramsey and then Giroud - would take Arsenal to a remarkable 4-3 win.

Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez was never "close" to joining Arsenal, according to manager Arsene Wenger. Even after Danny Welbeck levelled on the stroke of halftime, Vardy restored Leicester's lead after the break. They put a great ball in and Jamie Vardy does what he does best.

With just seven minutes to go, and shortly after a very good appeal for handball against Mesut Ozil, Ramsey was left free at the far post and made no mistake, putting Arsenal on level terms again.

Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud (2nd R) celebrates with teammates after scoring Arsenal's fourth goal during the Premier League season opener against Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Friday. Ultimately though, most, if not all, goals for both sides came from poor defending as neither team looked ready for the season at the back.

He said: "With Lacazette, it's simple".

Ten minutes after the break, the England global struck again as he raced in unmarked to head home Riyad Mahrez's corner to put Shakespeare's side in control - before Arsenal netted twice in the final 10 minutes to win the contest.

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"We're disappointed to score three and come away with a defeat", said Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare. Unfortunately they didn't go in but we can take a lot of positives, he added. He adapts slowly to the way we want to play.

I just think he's got too much criticism and it's not his fault.

"The season started with a attractive game which met all expectations".

The Premier League debut of Lacazette should help offset Arsenal's loss of Alexis Sanchez, who will not face Leicester because of an abdominal strain.

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.

Indeed, Giroud was left on the bench in the starting line-up as Lacazette scored and impressed on his first Premier League start for the north London side.

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