Arsenal vs. Leicester City: Time, Channel & Lineup

His record in France is to score one in 80 minutes.

Jamie Vardy struck to make it 2-1 after some questionable goalkeeping by Petr Cech.

Arsenal are desperate to open the Premier League season strongly to put last season’s negativity firmly behind them and justify the decision to hand Arsene Wenger a new two-year contract.

Since the start of 2014/15, of players who have scored at least 20 goals in that time, only Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane have a better strike rate.

“Goalscoring records are not necessarily transferable from the French League to the English one”.

Despite pressure on him at the end of last season, Arsene Wenger signed a new two-year contract and signs like this could be seen in the crowd as the match began.

‘We needed this win, everyone knows first game is crucial for confidence.

Brighton & Hove Albion even did it three times, first signing Australian keeper Mathew Ryan, then Dutch midfielder Davy Propper and finally Colombian Jose Izquierdo from Club Brugge. He scored with 12 of only 19 shots on target in the league for his former club, which as chance-conversion goes makes him not so much unsafe as actually radioactive. The Gunners may have dropped from second to fifth in the table, but they actually earned more points last season than they did when they finished runners-up to Leicester, and they won a trophy to boot.

Again a set-piece proved Arsenal’s undoing as Mahrez’s in-swinging corner from the right was nodded in by Vardy.

The fiercely entertaining game undoubtedly revealed both weaknesses and strengths in Arsenal’s side – but it’s early days and the result certainly won’t win them the league in the same way it won’t lose it for Leicester.

It seemed an unlikely platform for victory, but Ramsey neatly controlled Xhaka’s dinked pass to drill in an equaliser and moments later Giroud’s header from Xhaka’s corner completed a remarkable turnaround.

Jamie Vardy then capitalised on very bad defending to twice put the Foxes ahead either side of Danny Welbeck’s equaliser before Arsene Wenger sent for the cavalry. They will actually be interesting round about the equinox, and by the time the clocks go back we will be as involved as ever.