Arsenal score two late goals for comeback win vs. Leicester City


Arsenal, without Sanchez, will host Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Friday night, to kick off the new season.

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.

Record signing Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal a second-minute lead against Leicester, who twice led through Jamie Vardy after Shinji Okazaki headed a swift equaliser.

Arsenal netted two goals after the 80th minute to down Leicester City in a memorable season opener.

Although Danny Welbeck leveled on the stroke of halftime, Vardy restored Leicester's lead after the break.

ARSENAL'S ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE got his Premier League career off to the flawless start against Leicester at the Emirates this evening.

Sanchez has one year left on his current contract but Arsene Wenger has said that last season's top scorer will be at the club this season, even if there is no progress on an extension to his deal.

But he's likely to start from the bench because of an ankle issue.

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Lacazette converted his first chance in the Premier League, heading home Mohamed Elneny's inch-perfect cross to send the home fans into raptures.

The England striker was largely unmarked as he rose to meet Riyad Mahrez's header and directed it inside the back post to put Leicester ahead 3-2.

The France global, who moved to the Gunners for a club-record deal this summer, scored 28 goals from 2,408 minutes of action in Ligue 1 last season. Obviously, we'd love to see a continuation of what we saw against Chelsea, with perhaps a bit more finishing capabilities. Are they going to be more adventurous?

Honestly, you could not have asked for more to open the Premier League season for the 2017-18 campaign.

"It's going to be a very tough opening game, but we have to play them at some stage", Brighton boss Chris Houghton said.

"It's an important game for us because afterwards we go away to Stoke and to Liverpool". Harry Maguire, another debutant, headed the ball back in for his new team-mate who beat Granit Xhaka to head home easily.

Jamie Vardy then capitalised on bad defending to twice put the Foxes ahead either side of Danny Welbeck's equaliser before Arsene Wenger sent on the cavalry.