Craig Shakespeare disappointed with late Leicester City loss at Arsenal

Arsenal confident of breakthrough in quest to keep key-player

Giroud's compatriot Alexandre Lacazette marked his league debut with a goal after just 94 seconds, only for Shinji Okazaki to level for the Foxes less than three minutes later.

Jamie Vardy then struck twice either side of Welbeck's equaliser as the Foxes looked set for a first league win over Arsenal since 1983.

Speaking after Arsenal's dramatic 4-3 victory over Leicester City where Giroud came off the bench to score a late victor, Wenger was delighted with his forwards attitude.

In the league's first Friday night start, Arsene Wenger's side was trailing 3-2 with seven minutes remaining but Ramsey grabbed the equaliser and Giroud headed in an 85th-minute victor.

Honestly, you could not have asked for more to open the Premier League season for the 2017-18 campaign.

Wenger further reiterated the point in his written press conference, describing Giroud's decision to remain with Arsenal as a "relief" and "one of the greatest days I've had in recent months". "Obviously we can build on it from there". Ultimately though, most, if not all, goals for both sides came from poor defending as neither team looked ready for the season at the back.

Once they are back and available, Welbeck is hopeful that future results can be earned in less trying circumstances.

Arsenal stepped things up, Schmeichel saving from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and home debutant Sead Kolasinac, but they were careless in possession and shortly before the half-hour, Leicester went in front for the first time. He called Arsenal versus Leicester a microcosm of the Gunners' typical Premier League seasons: a strong start, a dip in the middle and a brilliant finish. He'll play 30 games, he'll give you 15 goals.

He's good enough to do that job of a second striker; what Dzeko did for Man City for two or three years when they were winning titles: you had Aguero as the number one man but he played a huge role.

"We went for a win and we deservedly earned it".

But Wenger said there was now no chance of Giroud leaving before the transfer deadline closes later this month after the player had resolved to fight for his place in the first team at the Emirates Stadium.

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