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Olivier Giroud says courageous Arsenal never gave up against Leicester City

Riyad Mahrez is ready to go ahead of Leicester's trip to Arsenal tomorrow night GETTY Riyad Mahrez is ready to go ahead of Leicester's trip to Arsenal tomorrow night
Alejandro Castrejon | Agosto 12, 2017, 06:25

Of course, you have! A player Arsène Wenger tried in vain to sign a year ago scored his first of the season crisply.

Jamie Vardy rued a familiar feeling of frustration at Arsenal after his brace could not stop Leicester City falling to an opening-day 4-3 defeat in the Premier League.

If that sounds like faint praise, it is not intended as such, but instead a fair appraisal of a player that does deserve appreciation.

The match was a great advert for a league that is already prime box office viewing worldwide but Arsenal's hopes of a first title since 2004 will require some polishing of a rusty defence after Leicester put away half of their chances. Everton have won nine of their last 10 home games in the league and a 3-1 result can be backed at a tasty 14/1 with bet365. "Even when I played Giroud through the middle and him on the left he did very well on the left". Start it off right with a clean sheet, Robbo.

Giroud is such a useful aerial weapon, as this winning goal against Leicester City proved, but he is far from a battering ram in the mould of Marouane Fellaini for Manchester United. However, a handball from Mesut Ozil in the build-up to the goal was missed by Mike Dean and his officials, something which is sure to frustrate the visitors.

Arsenal are slated to take on reigning Premier League champions Leicester at the Emirates Stadium on August 12.

Arsene Wenger has challenged new signing Alexandre Lacazette to continue the success he showed in front of goal for Lyon in the Premier League at Arsenal.

The wing-back's pretty much pick themselves. The pace down the outside will be a real weapon against Leicester so both will be asked to get forward while also remembering their defensive duties.

With time running out, Arsenal needed some sort of miracle, and they got just that from Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud. Jack Wilshere is unsurprisingly still injured so he's not an option.

The big targetman has rescued the Gunners on numerous occasions, but his late winner tonight may just prove to be the best of the bunch yet.

Jens Lehmann, the club's former goalkeeper, has returned as first-team coach and Keown, who briefly shared a dressing room with the German, believes he has plenty to offer the current generation.