ARSENAL boss Arsene Wenger insists match-winner Olivier Giroud will stay at the club this season. In the opening game of the season, Arsenal may have averted the comeback of "out with Wenger" chants for a bit, but the 4-3 win against Leicester City at the Emirates stadium was by no means decisive.
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.
Arsenal continued to press but always looked susceptible on the break, and so it proved, when they were dispossessed in the Leicester half and the ball was quickly played up the wing before an excellent cross presented one-time Gunners target Jamie Vardy with a ideal opportunity to tap in his first goal of what could be many this season.
After nearly 30 minutes being a goal down, the Gunners look destined for an opening day defeat but their so often hero, Aaron Ramsey, who came on a second half substitute, drilled the ball past the goalkeeper after showing some excellent control.
When Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal's new forward, netted the season's very first goal in the second minute of the game, the tone of the game looked set.
"Of course you can not afford to concede three goals at home".
Giroud appears willing - if a little reluctantly - to accept his role as an understudy to Lacazette.
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"We kept going and the spirit of the team was absolutely outstanding", Wenger said. It was a relief for me he chose to stay.
Ibrahimovic's made the move from Ligue 1 to the English top flight last season, and managed to score 17 goals in 28 league appearances for the Red Devils, a return Wenger feels his new striker should try and match.
"We know defensively we can do better but overall we produced a top-quality game".
Arsenal were then stunned as Jamie Vardy connected with a Marc Albrighton cross in the 29th minute to make it 2-1 to the visitors.
The guests needed only 10 minutes to regain their lead after the restart as Vardy headed in Riyad Mahrez's cross to score his side's third goal and complete his brace.
"I'm always looking for the positives, we came to the Emirates and the players executed the game plan".
Arsenal are now unbeaten in 22 Premier League games against Leicester City - winning 15 and drawing seven - and they have won 11 successive Premier League home games against the Foxes.