Premier League kicks-off with Arsenal win (With Video)

Olivier Giroud (front) celebrates after scoring the winning goal.
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Arsenal defeated Leicester City 4-3 in the opening game of Premier League. The Premier League Season 2017-18 kicked off on Saturday with a thrilling 7 goals combat.

Substitute Olivier Giroud headed in a dramatic late winner as Arsenal fought back to beat Leicester City in a thrilling start to the 2017-18 Premier League season.

The Gunners trailed 3-2 with seven minutes to go before Aaron Ramsey and Giroud swung the game back in the home side’s favour at a euphoric Emirates Stadium.

Alexandre Lacazette headed the Gunners ahead 94 seconds into his top-flight debut, only for Shinji Okazaki to nod in an equaliser just two minutes later.

Vardy then slid the visitors ahead from Marc Albrighton’s cross, before Danny Welbeck drew Arsenal level at the end of a pulsating opening half.

Jamie Vardy celebrates with his team mates after scoring. (Photo Agency)

Leicester took the lead again when Vardy headed in Riyad Mahrez’s corner before Arsene Wenger made an inspired double substitution which sparked Arsenal’s comeback.

Substitute Ramsey smashed in an angled drive – from a corner which was won after Mesut Ozil handled in the build-up – before Giroud showed athleticism and strength to meet Granit Xhaka’s corner.

Giroud has now scored 97 goals in 231 appearances for the gunners since joining from Montpellier in 2012. His playing time is further limited with the arrival of new 46.5 million pounds star Alexander Lacazette.

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