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Arsene Wenger hopes Alexandre Lacazette can emulate Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger hopes Alexandre Lacazette can emulate Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Arsenal

In stark contrast to his vast riches in attack, Wenger had far less to be satisfied with defensively, with the absences of Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi and Per Mertesacker leaving youngster Rob Holding exposed.

Nevertheless, it was Arsenal who emerged victorious, as two goals in the final 10 minutes from substitutes Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud sealed a dramatic victory for the Gunners.

A lot has changed since these two sides last met in April when Arsenal snatched a late slim 1-0 win gifted the Gunners courtesy of an own goal by Robert Huth.

Arsenal's next league game will be away to Stoke City, while Leicester will face newly promoted Brighton at the King Power Stadium.

Still, not the ideal start for Shakespeare as a manager who has spent plenty of cash ahead of first full season in charge in the Premier League.

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 on the cavalry. Following a short corner on the left, Marc Albrighton's deep cross was headed back across goal by Harry Maguire and Okazaki leapt to nod a header past Petr Cech.

Arsenal then had a penalty shout as Kolasanic's shot hit Onyine Ndidi's raised arm, but Mike Dean adjudged the Leicester man was too close to be able to react.

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"But I'm hoping that Arsenal can do the business (of bringing in more quality players) this season and he'll want to stay".

"I will focus more on the players who had the right number of competitive minutes in recent weeks".

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Welbeck found himself in space and passed to Hector Bellerin whose shot was stopped by Schmeichel.

In the second half the Foxes were not fazed.

Wenger said he gave Giroud the option to leave for another club this summer in search of more regular playing time but was thrilled when the striker made a decision to stay. If you don't have access or prefer to watch in Spanish, the game is also on Telemundo Deportes en vivo.

Ramsey and Giroud had been introduced with 23 minutes to go and Ramsey nearly scored with his first touch, whilst Theo Walcott and Ozil had already gone close.


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