Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Early signs: Alexandre Lacazette becomes 5th Arsenal player to score on debut

Early signs: Alexandre Lacazette becomes 5th Arsenal player to score on debut

Wenger reassured that his compatriot Giroud will not be leaving the club this transfer window despite losing his starting role to their record summer signing Alexandre Lacazette who opened his English Premier League goal account in the match against Leicester City.

"It's simple, in every game he is stronger since he joined us", Wenger said. "We kept going and the spirit of the team was absolutely outstanding", he said.

New recruit Harry Maguire is expected to be assigned to Lacazette and he is aiming to stop the French forward who has scored 91 goals in the French Ligue 1 over the past four seasons.

Also, if last season still counts for anything then Arsenal head into the game tonight on a six game unbeaten run in the Premier League, winning all six of their last league fixtures. "We have top quality".

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Hector Bellerin start in the wing-back roles with Mohamed Elneny alongside Granit Xhaka in midfield.

Marc Albrighton served in a flawless ball from the left, curling a cross for Vardy, who capped the sequence against the run of play with his first goal of the season.

Lacazette's opener was immediately cancelled out by Shinji Okazaki for the Leicester, netting after some poor defending and goalkeeping at the back.

Arsenal on Friday had to twice come from behind to secure a thrilling win.

Danny Welbeck leveled proceedings deep in added time, scrambling the ball home from close range after it had been squared to him by Sead Kolasinac.

Leicester were out to make it a torrid night for Arsenal, though, as Vardy got his second off a corner kick to put the Foxes 3-2 ahead in the 55th minute. Giroud then notched the victor two minutes later with a header that hit the bar and bounced over the line. Despite being held in the box, Giroud got up and powered a header just over the bar, unleashing a roar at the Emirates from fans who were expecting the worst as Leicester's lead carried on into the match.

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