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Arsenal Edge Leicester in 7-Goal Premier League Thriller

Arsenal Edge Leicester in 7-Goal Premier League Thriller

Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi started for Leicester City as Arsenal came back from 2-1 down to beat the Foxes 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller in the opening game of the English Premier League on Friday night, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare couldn't have imagined Wenger would have the Gunners completely abandon center backs.

The equalizer did come soon after, though, with new signing Harry Maguire heading a ball by the far post to the goal mouth, where Shinji Okazaki finished with a header of his own.

From that point, the game nearly completely unraveled.

"We're gonna win the league!" sang the Leicester fans and they nearly had a third goal to cheer when Okazaki's header from Christian Fuchs's cross bounced just wide of Cech's left-hand post.

Albrighton was again the man to make a difference.

Wenger was also without three of his top centre-backs on the pitch - suspended Laurent Koscielny, injured Per Mertesacker and Shkodran Mustafi, who remained on the bench - and said the defensive mistakes can be ironed out quickly.

Anthony Martial scores for Manchester United versus West Ham in the Premier League
GETTY Anthony Martial scored Manchester United's third goal in Sunday's 4-0 thrashing of West Ham

His breathtaking 2015/16 campaign, which saw him register 17 goals and 10 assists as the Foxes claimed an historic first championship, saw him being named the PFA Players' Player of the Year.

As the half wore on, things slowed down and Arsenal started to control possession inside our half.

What he did defensively towards the end of the game - Gary's just mentioned the back four that Arsenal had - without him at the end you fear Leicester would have got the equaliser. Yet somehow they still grabbed all three points to keep the feel-good factor intact.

Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud (2nd R) celebrates with teammates after scoring Arsenal's fourth goal during the Premier League season opener against Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Friday.

"But you could say that Ibrahimovic transferred an identical amount of goals from France to England".

Ramsey capitalized with an equalizer in the 83rd minute. Once again, the parity didn't last long, but this time it was Arsenal who took the initiative, and Giroud wrapped up the game with a header from Xhaka's corner.

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