Arsenal kicks-off English Premier League on a high

Arsenal kicks-off English Premier League on a high

Arsenal attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil will sign a new contract that will see him earn more than £220,000 per week. He netted the winner after fellow substitute Aaron Ramsey had equalised past the hapless Kasper Schmeichel.

On his super-sub role, he added: "That's a nice start, but obviously I prefer to be on the pitch".

The fiercely entertaining game undoubtedly revealed both weaknesses and strengths in Arsenal's side - but it's early days and the result certainly won't win them the league in the same way it won't lose it for Leicester.

The visitors then took a shock lead as a sloppy pass from Xhaka gifted Leicester possession 30 yards from goal and Jamie Vardy was on hand to turn home a superb Marc Albrighton cross for 1-2 in the 29th minute. It's fantastic Giroud wants to stay - he decided to stay.

Despite only starting 17 games last season in all competitions, Giroud still scored 16 times - including an eye-catching scorpion-style kick against Crystal Palace.


"No", he replied when asked if any players were poised to leave. Will he transfer that into the Premier League? But in the recent run for the Gunners, that type of thing hasn't meant much.

"Lacazette is simple. In every game he is stronger since he has joined us", Wenger said. "Because one was a corner, one was a goal where we lost the ball in the build-up and the third goal was a corner again".

"When you're a football player you want to go out and play and do as well as you can". However, just to remind you we have 33 players and they are all good players.

Vardy had better luck soon after, though, this time climbing highest to pick out the far corner of the net with his head from a corner to double his personal tally for the night.

The match was a great advert for a league that is already prime box office viewing worldwide but Arsenal's hopes of a first title since 2004 will require some polishing of a rusty defence after Leicester put away half of their chances.

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