Arsenal edge out Leicester City 4-3 in thrilling Premier League opener

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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. (AFP)

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. (AFP)

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Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal the lead early in the game in a dream debut for the French forward. (AP)

Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal the lead early in the game in a dream debut for the French forward. (AP)

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Leicester City, however, equalised shortly after through Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki (C). (AFP)

Leicester City, however, equalised shortly after through Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki (C). (AFP)

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Despite Arsenal creating a number of chances, Jamie Vardy gave Leicester a 2-1 lead against the run of play, midway through the first half, as the Gunners’ defence struggled to cope with crosses. (Action Images via Reuters)

Despite Arsenal creating a number of chances, Jamie Vardy gave Leicester a 2-1 lead against the run of play, midway through the first half, as the Gunners’ defence struggled to cope with crosses. (Action Images via Reuters)

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Danny Welbeck (L) equalised for Arsenal just at the stroke of half time. (AFP)

Danny Welbeck (L) equalised for Arsenal just at the stroke of half time. (AFP)

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Jamie Vardy, however, scored against early in the second half to extend Leicester’s lead to 3-2. (AP)

Jamie Vardy, however, scored against early in the second half to extend Leicester’s lead to 3-2. (AP)

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As the game looked to be slipping away from Arsenal’s grasp, Aaron Ramsey equalised for the hosts in the 82nd minute. (Action Images via Reuters)

As the game looked to be slipping away from Arsenal’s grasp, Aaron Ramsey equalised for the hosts in the 82nd minute. (Action Images via Reuters)

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Less than three minutes later, Olivier Giroud scored the winner for Arsenal, sparking celebrations at the Emirates Stadium. (AFP)

Less than three minutes later, Olivier Giroud scored the winner for Arsenal, sparking celebrations at the Emirates Stadium. (AFP)

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Referee Mike Dean (2nd R) was at the center of attention of failing to spot a handball by Mesut Ozil in the run up to Arsenal’s third goal. (AFP)

Referee Mike Dean (2nd R) was at the center of attention of failing to spot a handball by Mesut Ozil in the run up to Arsenal’s third goal. (AFP)

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Arsenal's win leaves them at the top of the table, for now. Will the Gunners be able to challenge for the title this season? It remains to be seen. (AFP)

Arsenal's win leaves them at the top of the table, for now. Will the Gunners be able to challenge for the title this season? It remains to be seen. (AFP)

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