Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

Iheanacho deal is 'excellent signing' for Leicester City says Thierry Henry

Iheanacho deal is 'excellent signing' for Leicester City says Thierry Henry

Giroud came off the bench with Arsenal trailing 3-2 in Friday's Premier League curtain-raiser at the Emirates Stadium and after fellow substitute Aaron Ramsey equalised, he headed in an 85th-minute victor.

Substitute Aaron Ramsey rifled home to level before Giroud - introduced alongside the Wales global - headed in an 85th-minute victor to settle a breathless encounter in Arsenal's favour.

However, Arsenal's makeshift back three of Sead Kolasinac, Nacho Monreal and Rob Holding failed to stop Shinji Okazaki equalising just two minutes later.

Arsenal made the ideal start to their latest attempt to win a first Premier League trophy in 14 seasons through £58 million signing Lacazette.

Following his new two-year contract the pressure had eased on Wenger over the summer after improved displays in April and May with a 3-4-3 system, an FA Cup victory to end last season and the signing of Alexandre Lacazette.

Manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that abdominal strain will keep him out of their first match against the Foxes.

The substitutions nearly paid off as Ramsey was so close to restoring parity for the Gunners with his first touch, heading wide Hector Bellerin's cross from the left flank in the 68th minute.

Even though they showcased most of their flaws on Friday, you can't fault the spirit of Arsene Wenger's men.

France striker Giroud netted a dramatic victor less than two minutes later when the 30-year-old rose above the Leicester defence to secure three points.

One player Arsenal have been linked with is Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez.

"I think he will not play at Stoke".

"But at some stage I opened the door for him because I knew that I had many strikers".

The Premier League is borrowing an idea long practiced in America, as they'll kick off their season with a single night game before the rest of the league kicks off.

Jamie Vardy and Marc Albrighton stretched the defence all game and that paid off yet again when the latter found Vardy with a brilliant cross. Going forward we were great.

The left-back, who signed from Schalke on a free transfer, has already made an impact, scoring Arsenal's equaliser as they went on to beat Chelsea on penalties in the Community Shield last Sunday.

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