Arsenal Edge Leicester In Seven-Goal Thriller

Michael Regan  GettyImages

Michael Regan GettyImages

It was a game that Arsenal ought to have won, having dominated proceedings all through the 90 minutes and the added time.

"We started really well and I thought we could stay in control".

Arsenal fell behind twice against a tenacious Leicester City before winning 4-3, thanks to a late goal by Olivier Giroud in the opening match of the 2017-2018 English Premier League (EPL) football season here.

"There is no chance he could before the window closes".

"Going forward and character wise we have been great", said a relieved Wenger, who will be seeking a first league title since 2004 after being handed another two years in charge. I know that the manager is the same and that I will learn a lot from Guardiola and the other players.

Sanchez is most likely to miss the opening two games, with manager Arsene Wenger also refusing to reveal if the club had received any bids for the 28-year-old.

"This time we're all in the same basket and it's going to be the same for everybody".

The Emirates Stadium exploded with joy, but they were sitting down, shaking their heads soon after as a quick corner caught Arsenal out and Shinji Okazaki, of all people, rose to head home the equaliser for the 2015-16 champions.

City fans didn't get much opportunity to assess their new striker as he was only on the pitch for 17 minutes, but Shakespeare said he will give City another attacking dimension.

Danny Welbeck, though, scored a crucial goal just before halftime, taking a pass from the debutant Sead Kolasinac to slot into an empty net.

"I rate him as a player but we have similar types with Alex Iwobi, Jack Wilshere back, Mesut Ozil - we have plenty of the same type of players". Again a set-piece proved Arsenal's undoing as Mahrez's in-swinging corner from the right was nodded in by Vardy.

"He came out and made a statement which we are all aware of but while he trains and plays and is professional the way he is, he will be considered for selection".

Both teams will look to forget their dismal performances last season as Arsenal dropped out of the Top 4 after 20 successful seasons of staying at the top and Leicester remained at 12th place, out of the top 10.