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Kristopher Love | 12 August, 2017, 19:04

Giroud scored the winning penalty in the Community Shield last Sunday and, having finished last season with the best goalscoring ratio of any Arsenal striker, continued that form by coming on last night to clinch victory in a dramatic seven-goal thriller.

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.

Arsenal got off to a quick start in this one, with Alexandre Lacazette scoring just a little over a minute into the game to give himself his first-ever Premier League goal of his career.

Although Danny Welbeck leveled on the stroke of halftime, Vardy restored Leicester's lead after the break. At some stage, I opened the door for him because I knew that I had many strikers.

"Character wise, we have been great tonight".

Arsenal is not just pursuing a first league title since 2004 but also a return to the top four - and Champions League qualification - after finishing fifth in May.

They have won trophies in each of their last two competitive games, beating Chelsea in the FA Cup final last season then in the season opening Community Shield at Wembley.

'I prefer to be on the pitch, ' the 30-year-old admitted in his post-match interview with Sky Sports.

"I feel as well that the goals we conceded, we can work together to get rid of that because one was a corner, one was a ball we lost in the build up and the third goal was on a corner again, so we conceded two goals on corners".

"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".

Craig Shakespeare's side boasted numerous players, and characteristics, that saw them shock the world to win the title in 2015/16.

"The first goal was from a short corner and we were not focused enough".