Olivier Giroud confirms Arsenal stay

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Like many of Leicester's players, Vardy endured a post-title slump last season, scoring only 13 times in the league, and Shakespeare was delighted to see him back among the goals.

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City scores his side's third goal in their Premier League opener, which they ultimately lost 4-3, against Aresnal on Friday night in London.

The relieved gaffer said: "It's impossible to keep all the strikers happy when they don't play, but we have many games and hopefully I can give them all a good number of games".

While Arsenal may seem to be the clear favourites due to their last encounters with the Foxes, the latter is known to have a lot of fire power that can do much damage in the opening match to Arsenal's campaign.

With 65 minutes on the clock Wenger turned to Ramsey and Giroud, the former nearly making an instant impact by narrowly missing the target when getting on the end of a left-sided cross.

England striker Vardy claimed a goal either side of Danny Welbeck's equaliser at Emirates Stadium after strike partner Shinji Okazaki cancelled out Alexandre Lacazette's second-minute header. And in the end he made a decision to stay and it was one of the great days of the recent weeks for me.

He added: "I know how important Giroud is, not only as a player but in the group as well".


"It is a relief and I believe as well a reminder to the players that they have hurdles on the way and that we can get round it, like tonight so that is quite positive".

Craig Shakespeare's side boasted numerous players, and characteristics, that saw them shock the world to win the title in 2015/16.

"You want the Premier League to be the best league in the world and I think it has to produce this kind of game to produce interest and quality".

"With Lacazette, it is simple", the French tactician said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.

Only Christian Benteke has scored more headers over the last five years in the top flight and his merits as a target man should not go underestimated.

Arsenal will be riding on their recent wins in the Community Shield and the FA Cup before that, against Premier League winners Chelsea.

The Gunners are without the injured Alexis Sanchez for the game at the Emirates Stadium, but looked in good spirits ahead of the night fixture.

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