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Giroud rejected chance to leave Arsenal, confirms Wenger

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Hilda Schwartz | 13 August, 2017, 01:04

Giroud certainly proved his worth against Leicester City on Friday night as he helped the Gunners kick-off the new Premier League season with a dramatic 4-3 win.

Ghana defender Daniel Amartey has to settle for a place on the Leicester City bench as they play Arsenal in the opening match of the English Premier League season.

Substitutes Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud scored in the 83rd and 85th minutes respectively to overturn Leicester's lead and put Arsenal top of the table ahead of the weekend action.

Arsenal looked a beaten team when Leicester led 3-2 early in the second half after Vardy grabbed his second goal before the substitutions gave them new vigour in attack.

Arsenal made the flawless start to their latest attempt to win a first Premier League trophy in 14 seasons through £58 million signing Lacazette.

Wenger has always been desperate to keep Giroud because he offers something so different with his aerial presence but was also willing to let him leave if he felt that he needed a guarantee that he would start more regularly in this World Cup season.

The Gunners were a goal up inside two minutes as Alexandre Lacazette scored on debut with only his second touch of the game - heading in Mohamed Elneny's cross.

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Wenger said he gave Giroud the option to leave for another club this summer in search of more regular playing time but was thrilled when the striker made a decision to stay.

"Obviously I knew that I was going to have a chance so we tried to push". "I think we have a good level of physical preparation".

Ibrahimovic was Manchester United's leading scorer last season after his move from Paris Saint-Germain - although his 28 goals in 46 appearances was actually well below his average in France, where he netted 156 goals in 180 games over four years.

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. With no European football this year, Leicester can focus on the Premier League, but they've got a tough task in front of them to start the year at Arsenal. After playing the ball short from a corner, Marc Albrighton's cross beyond the far post was acrobatically headed by back Harry Maguire, and Okazaki rose highest to equalise.

If the Premier League this season is going to be a case of start as you mean to go on, we're in for a treat.

"It's an important game for us because afterwards we go away to Stoke and to Liverpool".

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