Alexandre Lacazette thrilled after 'rollercoaster' Arsenal debut

Manchester United reject Tottenham bid for Anthony Martial on the eve of Premier League opener

Manchester United reject Tottenham bid for Anthony Martial on the eve of Premier League opener

Shinji Okazaki scored a fifth minute equaliser, Jamie Vardy put Leicester ahead and Danny Welbeck levelled for Arsenal before halftime.

Vardy doubled his tally after the break, but Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud scored just two minutes apart to complete an unlikely comeback.

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.

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IAN KINGTON GettyImages

The moves paid off, with Ramsey equalizing in the 83rd minute and Giroud sending the Emirates crowd home ecstatic with a goal two minutes later to give Arsenal a lead that they would not give up, earning the Gunners three points and a short-lived stint at the top of the table before the rest of the league kicks off this weekend.

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

"Not only as a player, he is a fantastic player, b ut as well in the group - he has a big weight in the squad and it was a relief for me that he made a decision to stay".

Tottenham linked to €35m move for Colombian defender
This may sometimes leave Ajax open at the back, but with the Colombian's pace he often gets back into position quickly. Southampton are among the clubs who have an interest in Tottenham centre-back Kevin Wimmer.

"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".

The 30-year-old has been linked with West Ham, Everton and Marseille since the arrival of club-record signing Lacazette.

Asked if Giroud could still leave before the transfer window closes on August 31 until January, Wenger replied: "No".

One person dead after vehicle plows into protesters in Virginia
According to the Virginia State Police, before the start of the rally two people have already been injured from an altercation. Shocking video shows the moment a auto speed down a Charlottesville , Va., street, hit a group of protesters and sped off.

"I went to a three-man midfield to get us a screen because Mesut Ozil was playing in the pockets and I wanted Wilfred Ndidi to get in and around him".

"I love the man and the player", said Wenger.

"Going forward and character wise we have been great", said a relieved Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who will be seeking a first league title since 2004 after being handed another two years in charge.

Iran MPs boost missile funds in response to U.S. sanctions
Tehran says the measures violate a 2015 deal with world powers that eased sanctions in exchange for curbs on its nuclear programme.

"You win 4-3, you're more happy than concerned, you know", he added. "We let in some goals we could have avoided but we'll work to ensure we don't concede any more like that during the season".

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