Arsenal twice came from behind to secure a stunning 4-3 victory over Leicester City in a thrilling opening game to the new Premier League season at the Emirates tonight. 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.
"Giroud? He's fantastic", Wenger said of the France worldwide, who usually started on the bench last season and had been linked with a move away from The Emirates.
The France worldwide came off the bench to head home in the 85th minute as Arsenal started their season with a thrilling 4-3 win.
And so they did, within two minutes.
But Ozil returned to training this week and is expected to feature in the opening Premier League game of the season tonight (7.45pm United Kingdom time) when Arsenal host Leicester.
Arsenal would be willing to let Alexis Sanchez leave the club but would rather he joined Paris Saint-Germain than Manchester City, says Paul Merson.
And we won! The fact that Arsenal have shown the fight needed to come back from adversity as well as the ability going forward to score four goals against one of the most organised defences in England is very encouraging for the season ahead.
"I can't tell you that at the moment", he said.
Leicetser then took the lead in the 30th minute as Marc Albrighton fired a low cross towards Vardy, who slotted home from close range, 1-2.
Albrighton was again the man to make a difference.
After being knocked down, Leicester got right back up with a second Vardy goal to take the 3-2 lead. One of them nearly saw Vardy get around Cech only for the goalkeeper to make a fine sliding tackle, only for Leicester to return to a more orthodox and obviously successful way of attacking against this side: swinging balls into the area.
It meant Arsenal get over an old problem, for an invigorating new feeling - they just have to address a few other problems to make sure that feeling endures.
As such, the visitors ended the game just as they'd started it, conceding a headed goal by a French striker.