Giroud confirms Arsenal stay after opening-day victor

Giroud confirms Arsenal stay after opening-day victor

Giroud confirms Arsenal stay after opening-day victor

It took the arrival of Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud from the bench in the second half to turn it around against Leicester and give Arsenal only its second opening-day victory in eight seasons.

Arsene Wenger also added after the game that he was delighted that the 30-year-old had made a decision to stay at the Emirates, after he had offered him the opportunity to leave.

The relieved gaffer said: "It's impossible to keep all the strikers happy when they don't play, but we have many games and hopefully I can give them all a good number of games".

He added: "I know how important Giroud is, not only as a player but in the group as well".

"He is really loved here, we love him and, in the end, he chose to stay". "Because Giroud is in his prime and is at the top of his game. He's a collective player and an intelligent player".

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Arsenal leveled the score minutes before halftime when Danny Welbeck received a tap in after an odd scuffle in Leicester's box.

ARSENAL'S ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE got his Premier League career off to the flawless start against Leicester at the Emirates this evening. The future of Alexis Sanchez is unclear but Wenger has suggested he is prepared to keep the striker for a season and then let him leave on a free if he will not sign a £300,000-a-week contract.

"Scoring three goals away from home is a positive and we'll get back on the training field to make sure we sort the problems out". We had some avoidable goals which we conceded and overall we have to work on that. "You want the Premier League to be the best league in the world and I think it has to produce this kind of games to produce interest and quality", he said. We had a lot of experienced defenders out injured for the game.

"You come away from home, score three goals and are almost there and then concede two.bitterly disappointed", he said.

"At some stage, I had to tell them, 'Look guys, I am with you, but we have to win games", revealed the Frenchman to UK's Daily Mail yesterday. "To come here and score three has to be pleasing in some respect, but it doesn't feel like it". We were quite good past year on corners and overall I believe that with a bit of work we can get that out of the system.

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