Arsène Wenger praises match-winner Olivier Giroud for staying at Arsenal

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A feast of goals opened the Premier League season when Arsenal twice came from behind to beat Leicester City 4-3.

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

Record signing Alexander Lacazette opened his account within two minutes of the kick-off, but the home side's lead was nearly immediately rubbed out as Shinji Okazaki equalised minutes later before Jamie Vardy put the visitors in front after half an hour.

Danny Welbeck then brought Arsenal back level on the brink of half-time.

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Giroud's clever header in the 85th minute secured the points after Lacazette had taken just 94 seconds to make his mark with a header from Mohamed Elneny's curling cross, equalling the record for the fastest opening goal in a Premier League season.

Arsenal didn't get off the most convincing start against Leicester tonight, but Giroud more than proved his worth to the club by finding a victor after a real scare from the visitors. We had a lot of experienced defenders out injured for the game.

Again they are starting to play that brand of football that we know Jose Mourinho does and in Jose's second season now, I think they will finish in top-four - they will do well.

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"He's a fantastic guy and he's committed. We had some avoidable goals which we conceded and overall we have to work on that".

Wenger, who has plenty of attacking options in his squad, added: "It's a long time since we had so much quality". We love him and in the end he chose to stay. But I don't want him to go and in the end he made a decision to stay.

"Obviously I knew that I was going to have a chance so we tried to push", Giroud said.

"We wanted to do that today - unfortunately that didn't happen and it's something where we can look back and analyse the game and see where we went wrong and improve on the situation".

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