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

Lacazette should aim to emulate Ibrahimovic, says Wenger

Lacazette should aim to emulate Ibrahimovic, says Wenger

The Gunners got off to the flawless start, with record-signing Alexandre Lacazette scoring after just 94 seconds, via his his first-ever shot in the Premier League. However, after settling back into Premier League life and getting a win under their belt, Arsenal will be looking for a more comfortable win this time round. A goal from Arsene Wenger's big-money summer signing. They've already got off to a good start with a 1-0 win in the Europa League.

The new Premier League season began on a Friday, for the first time, with Arsenal hosting Leicester City.

After Wilfred Ndidi had survived a penalty shout for handball, Arsenal leveled in first-half stoppage time, Danny Welbeck tapping in from Kolasinac's square pass after Lacazette's shot was blocked. Arsenal will enjoy the home advantage but things can turn upside down against a tricky opposition like Leicester.

Well that's one way to introduce yourself to your new club.

"But I think Ozil will get better and will take on centre stage for Arsenal this season".

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.

In stoppage time of the first half, Arsenal played their lovely game to make it 2-2 on the night.

He had the presence of mind to spare for Welbeck, who tapped into an empty net as offside calls from Leicester defenders were correctly waved away.

Vardy punished Arsenal for sloppy defending when he won a free header from Mahrez's corner to give Leicester the lead once again.

Bellerin could have added the sixth goal of the game after he found himself one on one with Schmeichel but the Dane was out quick to deny the Spaniard with his legs. First it was Ramsey, left wide open in the box off a cross into the danger area, and two minutes later it was Giroud, heading in a corner kick.

With the Gunners chasing the game at 2-3 down, Wenger threw on his plan B and boy did it pay off. Aaron Ramsey - another game changer - equalised with a fine effort and then minutes later Giroud came up with the victor with a fine header.

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