Arsenal beat Leicester in 7-goal thriller

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City opened their Premier League account at the first opportunity

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City opened their Premier League account at the first opportunity

He's a fantastic player, but as well he has a big weight in this squad. Arsene Wenger made a decision to go for it and introduced Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud after 67 minutes and the pair both scored in the final seven minutes, keeping the points in north London after a dramatic first game of the season.

Ever since France striker Alexandre Lacazette joined in July for a club-record 60 million euros ($68 million), the future of compatriot Giroud has been in doubt.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger on Thursday backed a female manager to be in charge of a football club in the English Premier League (EPL) in the coming years. He adapts slowly to the way we want to play. "He's an intelligent player".

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

Vardy notched his second of the evening with a fine glancing header from a Riyad Mahrez corner on 56 minutes to give Craig Shakespeares side a slender advantage.

Lacazette almost had his second of the night just minutes later, but Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel turned the shot aside, but Giroud beat the Dane with an exquisite header on the ensuing corner to give Arsenal the 4-3 victory.

"We had some avoidable goals which we conceded and overall we have to work on that", he said referring to poor marking in the by his team's defence.

Reports said the Portuguese manager would like to work with the player again, but as nothing happened during that transfer window, the rumours ended up disappearing.

"We were quite good past year on corners and I believe with a bit of work, we can get that out of the system". Leicester will be well aware of this fact and will definitely try to take advantage of this.

But he drew encouragement from his side's display.

Asked if any bids had been lodged for Sanchez, the Frenchman replied: "I can't tell you that at the moment". The one in front of the camera and another Mourinho in the dressing room.

"We had lots of dominance at home, lots of chances, lots (of times) when the match should be two or three nil and in the end was 1-1". They also have more opening day red cards, six, than any other side. Jamie Vardy is back to his old self. He can be a nuisance for defenders.

"We encourage our midfield players to play balls in behind".

"Lacazette is getting stronger in every game and tonight he put in a very convincing performance".