Those pointless preseason friendlies and the miserable Gold Cup are a thing of the past.
Vardy was then afforded far too much space by both the Bosnia worldwide and Monreal for Leicester's second, after Holding had failed to block another Albrighton centre. I know how important he is not only as a player - he's a fantastic player - but also in the group he has a big weight.
"Overall we looked better defensively at the end of the [2016-17] season".
Alexis Sanchez was unavailable for his side's first game of the new season with an abdominal strain.
The call for the axe ramped up as the Gunners fell behind again in the second half and was in the top five at full-time. But then Wenger said threw the kitchen sink at the Foxes.
"I will be remaining at Arsenal", Giroud told SFR Sport.
Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare couldn't have imagined Wenger would have the Gunners completely abandon center backs.
Leicester showed some of the form that won them the title in 2016 and helped stave off relegation last term but in the end they were undone by canny France worldwide Giroud who has been linked with a move away from Arsenal all summer.
Wenger doubled down and went with none.
Arsenal: Cech; Holding (Ramsey, min. 67), Monreal, Kolasinac; Bellerin, Elneny (Giroud, min. 67), Xhaka, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Ozil, Lacazette, Welbeck (Walcott, min. 75). Ramsey capitalized with an equalizer in the 83rd minute.
And so they did, within two minutes. His next touch was heading the ball into the back of the net in the second minute and the Premier League was off and running.
For most of his career Lacazette is a man who has been in the right place at the right time and it seems he will carry on that trend at Arsenal. With new signing Kelechi Iheanacho on board, and Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy still in the fold, Leicester will look to compete this season.
After Wilfred Ndidi had survived a penalty shout for handball, Arsenal leveled in first-half stoppage time, Danny Welbeck tapping in from Kolasinac's square pass after Lacazette's shot was blocked.