Arsenal score two late goals for comeback win vs. Leicester City

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Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Friday night's match-winner Olivier Giroud has chose to stay at Arsenal next season, ending interest from Everton, West Ham United and Marseille.

Substitute Olivier Giroud scored a late victor as Arsenal staged a dramatic fightback to kick off the new Premier League season with a pulsating 4-3 victory against Leicester City on Friday night.

Vardy scored again in the second half before much-maligned manager Arsene Wenger would make two critical substitutions, bringing in striker Olivier Giroud for Rob Holding and Aaron Ramsey to replace Mohamed Elneny with just over 20 minutes left in the game.

Vardy then slid the visitors ahead from Marc Albrighton's cross, before Danny Welbeck drew Arsenal level at the end of a pulsating opening half.

The lead unfortunately wouldn't last long as Leicester City eventually equalized just two minutes later, but the memory is one that both Lacazette and Arsenal fans will hold onto, as their new boy provided plenty of promise for the coming season.

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"I must tell you I opened the door for him at some stage (to leave) because it's important for him to play".

"It is fantastic", Wenger replied when asked about Giroud's willingness to fight for his place.

"But I don't want him to go and in the end he chose to stay and it was one of the days of recent weeks for me because I know how important he is. 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", the French coach added. I thought the ball would go out as it was flying over me and suddenly there was a player. "We were a threat and played football and contributed to a thoroughly entertaining game".

Opening weekend activity continues later Saturday with Liverpool visiting Watford in the early match and six other contests starting later.

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