But Arsenal made it 2-2 on the stroke of half-time, Lacazette pushing the ball to fellow debutant, Sead Kolasinac who squared for Danny Welbeck to tap in. Giroud then sent the previously despondent Arsenal fans wild when he headed the victor from a corner, Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel only managing to turn the ball onto the underside of the bar before it bounced over the line.
The Gunners have been linked with a move to sign the France worldwide regularly over the past two or three seasons.
The Gunners got the 2017-18 season underway with a thrilling encounter with Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Friday.
Fuelled by an historically lavish spending spree, the Premier League returns on Friday when Arsenal host Leicester in the opening game of the hotly-anticipated new season. The home side's new French signing Alexandre Lacazette had given them an early lead.
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So rather than wait for the horn to blow to play one hole Saturday morning and be cut, Pampling chose to take one for the team. He said: "On 17 I was off the green and we were talking about if we can get a tee shot on 18, we could finish the round".
"I can't tell you that at the moment", he said.
Lukaku has been on the score sheet most of the times in the past 4 season in the Premier League, only Sergio Agüero and Harry Kane have scored more.
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 global completely running out of his goal as Maguire headed the ball towards goal leaving Okazaki to head in from an open net. A quick turnover in Arsenal's half found Marc Albrighton breaking down the wing and his devilish curled delivery was half-volleyed high into the net by Vardy, the man who turned down Arsenal just over a year ago. The Toffees sold Romelu Lukaku for 75 million pounds to Manchester United and have invested the money wisely, bringing in Wayne Rooney, Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen, Jordan Pickford and Sandro Ramirez making them one of the teams to look out for this season.
That goal should have been the one that woke Arsenal up and given them the need to take control and run away with the game, but, instead, it was Vardy who struck again to give Leicester the lead back in this back-and-forth game.
Arsenal's set-piece defending was repeatedly poor, probably related to the fact they essentially started this game without any commanding centre-backs and Nacho Monreal of all people deployed in the middle of their back three. "They have some good players too".