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The Premier League top six's combined XI from players signed this summer

The Premier League top six's combined XI from players signed this summer

Olivier Giroud's late header saw Arsenal to a stunning 4-3 win over Leicester City on Friday, as the Premier League returned with gusto at the Emirates Stadium.

Alexandre Lacazette headed the Gunners ahead 94 seconds into his top-flight debut, only for Shinji Okazaki to nod in an equaliser just two minutes later.

After the break, the groans returned to the Emirates when the Foxes took the lead once again, this time when Vardy nodded in a Riyad Mahrez corner after more weak defending. Harry Maguire, another debutant, headed the ball back in for his new team-mate who beat Granit Xhaka to head home easily.

An error from Cech in the 5 minute allowed Okazaki to equalise for the visitors as a cross was looped into the box by Albrighton, with the Czech worldwide completely running out of his goal as Maguire headed the ball towards goal leaving Okazaki to head in from an open net.

"But I haven't been able to score on a consistent basis, which is something I need to be able to do".

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger, who will be seeking a first league title since 2004 after being handed another two years in charge, was a relieved man after the match.

Lacazette isn't physical enough on his own, he's an excellent player but one of his rare flaws is that he's easily dispossessed.




With less than two minutes on the clock, Mohamed Elneny swung a cross into the penalty area and the new Arsenal No. 9 steered a pinpoint header beyond Kasper Schmeichel.

Against the run of play, a brilliant low cross from Marc Albrighton was met by Jamie Vardy who put his side in front from close range.

Arsenal head into today getting a head start on their annual injury crisis.

"So I think it's a good buy for Leicester".

The substitutions nearly paid off as Ramsey was so close to restoring parity for the Gunners with his first touch, heading wide Hector Bellerin's cross from the left flank in the 68th minute.

Meanwhile, November 1994 was the last time Leicester beat Arsenal in the Premier League...

If going by both side's pre-season results, then the overriding feeling before kick-off would have been that the hosts would get off to a flying start.


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