EPL Records: Just how quick was Lacazette's goal for Arsenal vs. Leicester?

Marlene Weaver
August 19, 2017

Leicester City under Craig Shakespeare sent the signal intent of their PL title winning season in the first 40 minutes of the game but former Shalke 04 defender and Bosnian Sead Kolasinac denied them a lead at halftime as he squared for Danny Welbeck to have a simple tap in at the stroke of halftime.

It took the arrival of Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud from the bench in the second half to turn it around against Leicester and give Arsenal only its second opening-day victory in eight seasons.

"I opened the door for him at some stage as it's important for him to play but I don't want him to go", Wenger said at the post-match news conference.

"To be honest, there was something in my soul and in my heart which told me to stay", he said.

Everton have been tipped to move for him as a potential replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who joined Manchester United last month.

"We're gonna win the league!" sang the Leicester fans and they nearly had a third goal to cheer when Okazaki's header from Christian Fuchs's cross bounced just wide of Cech's left-hand post. He is an intelligent player.

Aside from the record, it was obviously Lacazette's first competitive goal for Arsenal, which should do the new man a world of good confidence-wise. "We had some avoidable goals which we conceded and overall we have to work on that". Schmeichel's saves were keeping Leicester in front but he was beaten when Ramsey got on the end of Granit Xhaka's cross and, again, when substitute Giroud headed in a corner. "There were hard moments when we were down and we managed to get out of that and it's great to see".

He responded promisingly to Leicester's first equaliser by just missing the net, which happened a few times within the match and led to the England global becoming more visibly frustrated on the pitch.

"We all know Jamie Vardy's attributes".

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