Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Jamie Carragher Explains Why He's A Big Fan Of Olivier Giroud

Jamie Carragher Explains Why He's A Big Fan Of Olivier Giroud

While Leicester brought on Amartey for Okazaki, looking to hold out defensively, Arsenal pushed on with the introduction of Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud. "He is a collective player, an intelligent player as well".

"It's a long time since we so much quality", Wenger said.

Olivier Giroud came off the bench to head home a late victor and seal three points for Arsenal in a topsy-turvy Premier League opener against Leicester.

Granit Xhaka's sloppy pass was picked up by Albrighton and he forged down the left flank before bending a sublime cross into the danger area that Vardy converted.

"Well if you were a manager and you would be on the bench when you're 3-2 down with 20 minutes to go, and you win 4-3, you're more happy than concerned".

Instead, they chose to make it hard for themselves again, like they so often do, and as a result, we got one of the games of the season in the first match of the new campaign.

"I feel that the goals we conceded, we can work to get rid of that", he said. "We were quite good previous year on corners and overall I believe that with a bit of work we can get that out of the system".

"After that, we get the efficiency".

Referee Mike Dean (2nd R) was at the center of attention of failing to spot a handball by Mesut Ozil in the run up to Arsenal's third goal.

But he drew encouragement from his side's display. Seeing Le Prof's delight at Giroud's goal rescuing a tough fixture you would assume he is at least going to think about it and with Alexis Sanchez still not due back there is a good chance for Olly.

And, he was nowhere to be seen for the second either as Vardy skipped in to put the Foxes ahead 20 minutes later from close range.

New signings, Kelechi Iheanacho and Harry Maguire will be available to start for Shakespeare's side as they hope to prove just how valuable they are.

"We're gonna win the league!" sang the Leicester fans and they nearly had a third goal to cheer when Okazaki's header from Christian Fuchs's cross bounced just wide of Cech's left-hand post. We've been courageous to the end and thank God we won the game. "He came here tonight and got the goals his performance deserved".

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