Arsenal score two late goals for comeback win vs. Leicester City

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 13, 2017

Arsene Wenger hailed "fantastic" Olivier Giroud for staying at Arsenal this summer after the French striker came on to score a late victor in Friday's dramatic 4-3 win over Leicester. They replaced Mohammed Elneny, who had assisted Lacazette to head in the first goal and Rob Holding.

Arsene Wenger saw substitute Olivier Giroud score a late victor to see off Leicester before admitting he gave the striker a chance to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer.

The subs paid off, with Ramsey scoring in the 83rd minute to make it 3-3 and Giroud heading in off the post two minutes later to win a thrilling encounter for Arsenal.

Although Danny Welbeck levelled on the stroke of halftime, Vardy restored Leicester's lead after the break.

The home opener at the Emirates Stadium start with a bang when Alexandre Lacazette scored two minutes into the match.

"He is an intelligent player who can integrate our game well as we have a game backed on mobility, technique". Vardy made the most of some really poor zonal marking by Arsenal which allowed him to head in the ball behind Petr Cech on a corner by Riyad Mahrez.

Giroud's 85th minute goal came from a cross by Granit Xhaka.

"I feel that the goals we conceded, we can work to get rid of that", he said.

"We know defensively we can do better but overall we produced a top-quality game".

"The first goal is on a short corner, we were not focused enough. With a bit of work we can get that out of the system".

But the home side's pressure in the final half hour turned the game back their way and Ramsey equalised with a shot from close range seven minutes from time with Ozil appearing to handle the ball in the build-up. It can happen in pre-season and anyway, I don't think I would have included him on Friday night.

Despite Arsenal creating a number of chances, Jamie Vardy gave Leicester a 2-1 lead against the run of play, midway through the first half, as the Gunners' defence struggled to cope with crosses.

Both teams will look to forget their dismal performances last season as Arsenal dropped out of the Top 4 after 20 successful seasons of staying at the top and Leicester remained at 12th place, out of the top 10.

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