London, Aug 12: Arsenal fell behind twice against a tenacious Leicester City before winning 4-3, thanks to a late goal by Olivier Giroud in the opening match of the 2017-2018 English Premier League (EPL) football season here.
After crowning a good pre-season with a win over London rival Chelsea in last week’s Community Shield, the Gunners should have been confident going into Friday’s contest at the Emirates. But Arsenal entered the match with a dismal record of one win, three losses and three draws in their last seven season openers. The club’s star signing of the summer, Alexandre Lacazette, put his new team ahead 1-0 before the two-minute mark, heading-in a cross from Mohamed Elneny. IANS