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11 August 2017

Arsenal 4 Leicester 3: Olivier Giroud’s late winner sees fans hail match as one of the greatest opening day spectacles ever

PREMIER LEAGUE fans have declared Arsenal’s dramatic 4-3 win over Leicester as arguably the greatest opening day game of all time.

Arsene Wenger and Craig Shakespeare’s men produced a classic on the first day of the new season as their two sides produced goals galore.

Olivier Giroud scored the winner as Arsenal beat Leicester 4-2 in a thriller
Olivier Giroud scored the winner as Arsenal beat Leicester 4-2 in a thriller
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Fans are calling it possibly the greatest opening day game ever
Fans are calling it possibly the greatest opening day game ever
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New boy Alexandre Lacazette got his Arsenal career off to a flyer with an opening goal in the second minute.


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However, the Emirates was stunned into silence when Shinji Okazaki equalised minutes later before Jamie Vardy put Leicester ahead.

Danny Welbeck gave the Gunners a lifeline with a much-needed goal on the stroke of half-time.

But Vardy put the Foxes in front yet again with just over half an hour remaining before sub Aaron Ramsey stepped up to seemingly rescue Arsenal a point in the 83rd minute.

But fellow benchwarmer Olivier Giroud had other ideas and just two minutes later found the back of the net to seal a thrilling victory for the home side.

Taking to Twitter, many fans voiced their opinion that it was one of the great opening day spectacles ever witnessed in sport.


@Girouzy wrote: “UNBELIEVABLE. INCREDIBLE. WONDERFUL.”

@JordySloan exclaimed: “Truly inspirational. I hope we can win the treble now. We’ve got what it takes and the best manager out there! #COYG.”

@bostonsfinest yelled: “What a game the best sport in the world the best league in the world unbelievable.”

@ClockNcgali noted: “what a game of football now that’s how you kickoff premier league football and that’s why I love this game so much.”

@kyloswaller said: “Not a bad way to start the 2017/18 Premier League season!”

@adriangproject added: “The Premier League is back!!!! What a great way to kick off the season. A dramatic finish to this game. Still can’t believe it.”



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