Olivier Giroud, Alexandre Lacazette and Jamie Vardy have games to remember in thrilling battle

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Five things we learnt

SunSport reveals five things we learnt from Arsenal’s thrilling win against league rivals Leicester at the Emirates

OLIVIER GIROUD was the hero for Arsenal as he popped up with a late winner against Leicester at the Emirates.

The Gunners took an early lead through new signing Alexandre Lacazette but were made to pay by the sublime Jamie Vardy, who grabbed a brace before seeing Ramsey equalise and Giroud nab the winner with minutes remaining.

Arsenal 4-3 Leicester: Giroud saves the day after a Jamie Vardy double scares the Gunners in opening game of the season

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Olivier Giroud secured a stunning late winner for Arsenal against Leicester

Here, SunSport reveals five things we learnt from the thrilling clash in north London.

Alexandre Lacazette scored just two minutes into his Premier League debut

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Alexandre Lacazette scored just two minutes into his Premier League debut

Arsenal’s big-money summer signing arrived with a big reputation after blitzing the goalscoring charts in Ligue 1 for Lyon.

Some questioned whether a man who plays second fiddle to Olivier Giroud in the French national set-up could handle the pressure of playing in the physical Premier League.

But Lacazette needed just two minutes to score on his Emirates debut and looked fairly comfortable throughout as he survived Leicester’s rough-and-tumble approach to the game.



Three defenders at the back didnt work out for Arsene Wenger

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Three defenders at the back didn’t work out for Arsene Wenger

The Gunners famously ditched their traditional four-man defence for a 3-4-3 system late on last season.

It propelled them to an FA Cup win and also secured Europa League football – as well as a new contract for Arsene Wenger.

But without the right personnel it just doesn’t work, and Nacho Monreal was unable to forge a solid relationship with Sead Kolasinac and Rob Holding as Arsenal were split wide open by Jamie Vardy’s darting runs.

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Craig Shakespeare is clearly encouraging Leicester to pour forward again

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Craig Shakespeare is clearly encouraging Leicester to pour forward again

It’s a new season for the Foxes, with Craig Shakespeare earning his permanent deal and bringing in a number of exciting new signings.

There’s no title tag to live up to this time around, and it means Leicester can finally remove the shackles and produce the kind of football that saw them dominate in Claudio Ranieri’s first season.

A repeat of that campaign is highly unlikely, but the Foxes proved they still have the ability to make life uncomfortable for the teams at the top.

Jamie Vardy is hungry for goals after a barren season last year

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Jamie Vardy is hungry for goals after a barren season last year

England’s former favourite son was in impeccable form as he struck twice to hurt Arsenal in their north London home.

The hungry attitude and desire that led Leicester to their famous title triumph was plain for all to see as Vardy charged around the pitch, making life misery for Arsenal’s shambolic defence.

And with Kelechi Iheanacho now on board to help out in the final third, it could just be Vardy’s season yet again.

Leicester’s Jamie Vardy grabs a brace in strong start to the season against Arsenal



Olivier Giroud remains a vital player for Arsenal, even if he is only coming off the bench

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Olivier Giroud remains a vital player for Arsenal, even if he is only coming off the bench

HIS future was up in the air when Lacazette joined, with Everton and Marseille readying bids.

But the decision to keep Olivier Giroud at the Emirates has been a great one from Arsene Wenger.

The big targetman has rescued the Gunners on numerous occasions, but his late winner tonight may just prove to be the best of the bunch yet.

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud comes off the bench to grab the late winner against Leicester



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