Alexandre Lacazette's Premier League debut highlights Arsenal vs. Leicester

Gary Neville believes Arsenal superstar Alexis Sanchez could be frustrated that Alexandre Lacazette has taken his central striking role.

Giroud also spoke to reporters, saying he's hoping for a bigger role in the future after coming on as a substitute on Friday: "That's a nice start, but obviously I prefer to be on the pitch".

Arsene Wenger hailed "fantastic" Olivier Giroud for staying at Arsenal this summer after the French striker came on to score a late victor in Friday's dramatic 4-3 win over Leicester.

Arsene Wenger revealed that he had "opened the door" for the forward to leave the Gunners in this transfer window due to the amount of attacking options the club have. 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.

Leicester showed some of the form that won them the title in 2016 and helped stave off relegation last term but in the end they were undone by canny France global Giroud who has been linked with a move away from Arsenal all summer.

"This time we're all in the same basket and it's going to be the same for everybody. I don't think I would have started him", he said.

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Danny Welbeck levelled matters in first-half stoppage time, completing a fast-paced, pulsating first half of action.

Wenger added: "We know defensively we can do better but overall we produced a top-quality game".

Okazaki, who headed home by the far post from a short corner, was pleased he scored on opening night but was not about to get carried away.

"He's young, he's a good goalscorer, you see that he can link play up, his all-around game", said Shakespeare.

Arsenal pushed for an equaliser and were rewarded in the 83rd minute, as Aaron Ramsey controlled well and fired past Schmeichel from close range. "We were able to buy Kyle and there are other English players I'd like to have but we are so happy with what we've done". "One was a corner, one on build-up, one on a corner again", he said.

"He came out and made a statement which we are all aware of but while he trains and plays and is professional the way he is, he will be considered for selection".

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