Giroud wins thriller for Arsenal

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Giroud's compatriot Alexandre Lacazette marked his league debut with a goal in just 94 seconds, only for Shinji Okazaki to level for the Foxes less than three minutes later.

The Gunners' record signing brought Emirates Stadium to its feet by steering Mohamed Elneny's cross past Kasper Schmeichel.

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.

The 30-year-old has been linked with the likes of West Ham, Everton and Marseille since the arrival of club-record signing Lacazette but Wenger is pleased the former Montpellier man has opted to stay put. He adapts slowly to the way we want to play.

"Overall we could say we were punished on every single mistake by a Leicester team who were very efficient going forward. He's a collective player and an intelligent player".

The fact Arsene Wenger failed to confirm him as a starting forward didn't help either, and it seems that while Giroud is unhappy at the fact he might not be first choice at the club, he does not want to go back to France either. "[We had] 70 percent possession, 27 shots on goal, Leicester had three shots on target and scored three so that shows you how efficient they are".

"You win 4-3, you're more happy than concerned, you know", he added.

"The goals we conceded, we can work to get rid of that".

Shakespeare said: "He hasn't given me one problem where I've had to pull him to the side and say, 'Oi, pull your finger out'".

After Wenger belatedly adopted a 3-4-2-1 formation - a tactical trend sparked by champions Chelsea - Arsenal won seven of their last eight league games and stunned Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup final.

"We were quite good past year on corners and overall I believe that with a bit of work we can get that out of the system".

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare said he was "disappointed" that referee Mike Dean did not spot what he described as a "definite handball" by Mesut Ozil in the build-up to Ramsey's equaliser. "With a bit of work we can get that out of the system".

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