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90' + 4'
W. Morgan
Yellow Card
88'
D. Gray
M. Albrighton
85'
G. Xhaka
Assist
85'
O. Giroud
Goal
83'
G. Xhaka
Assist
83'
A. Ramsey
Goal
82'
K. Iheanacho
M. James
75'
T. Walcott
D. Welbeck
72'
D. Amartey
S. Okazaki
67'
O. Giroud
R. Holding
67'
A. Ramsey
Mohamed Elneny
56'
R. Mahrez
Assist
56'
J. Vardy
Goal
45' + 2'
S. Kolašinac
Assist
45' + 2'
D. Welbeck
Goal
29'
M. Albrighton
Assist
29'
J. Vardy
Goal
5'
S. Okazaki
Goal
5'
H. Maguire
Assist
2'
Mohamed Elneny
Assist
2'
A. Lacazette
Goal
3
0
3
1

Stats

Possession
% %
9
3
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 10 3
Total Passes 632 263

Commentary

It's all over at the Emirates and what a match we have been treated to! Arsenal come out on top with a 4-3 win, but oh how different it could have been. Two goals in the final 10 minutes rescued it for the Gunners, sparing them an opening-day humiliation and letting them begin the new season in victorious fashion. What a match, what a start to the season. Thanks for joining us - hopefully next time will just as thrilling!
90' + 5' FULL-TIME!
W. Morgan
Yellow Card
Leicester City
90' + 4' Out comes the yellow card for the first time in the 2017-18 season. Morgan hauls down Giroud in cynical fashion and gets booked.
90' + 3' Almost another Arsenal opening, as Giroud holds the ball up, brings Lacazette into play and he then finds Walcott. The England forward gets a shot away, but play is brought back for offside.
90' + 1' There will be five minutes added on here.
90' Schmeichel almost caught out! The goalkeeper races out to intercept, but he takes the ball out of play and Arsenal almost catch him with a quick throw, but Ozil's attempt is woeful and then Xhaka fouls Ndidi.
D. Gray
M. Albrighton
Leicester City
88' Final Leicester change now, as Gray replaces Albrighton for the last few minutes.
87' What a bonkers few minutes at the Emirates! Leicester looked to be on the brink of a wonderful win, but Wenger's substitutions have paid dividends.
G. Xhaka
Assist
Arsenal
85' A second assist in a few minutes - another strong delivery from the Swiss midfielder and Arsenal are surely heading to all three points.
O. Giroud
Goal
Arsenal
85' GOAL!!! ARSENAL HAVE DONE IT! Seemingly an afterthought following Lacazette's arrival, but it's Giroud who is the Gunners' hero! Xhaka swings a fine corner delivery in and the Frenchman produces a sublime header, which bounces in off the crossbar. Surely Leicester can't come back from this!
G. Xhaka
Assist
Arsenal
83' A nonchalant swing of the left foot sees Xhaka find Ramsey in space and Arsenal and back in the conversation!
A. Ramsey
Goal
Arsenal
83' GOAL!!! RAMSEY STRIKES! Arsenal strike back again! Xhaka does well on the edge of the area, picking out a delicate chipped pass into the right side of the box. Ramsey brings it under his spell with a fine touch and stabs an excellent effort past Schmeichel.
K. Iheanacho
M. James
Leicester City
82' On comes Iheanacho for Leicester now, with the Nigerian replacing the tiring Matty James. A positive change by the visitors, though you wonder if that might leave them a little more open in the middle.
81' Back Arsenal come. They patiently probe on the edge of the box, but Leicester are sat deep and defending stubbornly. Xhaka gets a shot away and it is deflected behind, but the corner comes to nothing.
79' Xhaka manages to tee Chamberlain up just outside the area, but the England man catches it horribly, slicing across it and sending it well wide of the target.
77' Leicester are doing a decent job of taking the sting out of things, that has to be said, but their threat on the counter seems to have dissipated, perhaps down to fatigue.
T. Walcott
D. Welbeck
Arsenal
75' Final Arsenal change now. Welbeck makes way for Walcott in attack. 
75' Chamberlain sees a low drive deflected agonisingly wide, and then shortly after Ozil sees his half volley slam harmlessly into the side-netting. 
74' You get the impression that this could be a long final 16 minutes for the visitors here. The Arsenal players are lining up on the edge of the box at the moment. 
D. Amartey
S. Okazaki
Leicester City
72' First Leicester change now, as Shakespeare looks to add more legs in the middle. Okazaki, who has had a very good game, is off and Amartey is on in his place.
72' So it appears as though Arsenal, following those changes, now have a back four which consists of Chamberlain, Monreal, Kolasinac and Bellerin, with every single one of them playing out of position!
71' Schmeichel is called into action again, though Xhaka's half-volley - which is slammed into the ground - is easily kept out by the goalkeeper.
69' Nearly an instant impact from Ramsey! Lacazette crosses left-footed from the left flank and the Welshman arrives at the last second and heads just wide. 
O. Giroud
R. Holding
Arsenal
67' And for their second change, Giroud replaces Holding. That means a change of system for the Gunners.
A. Ramsey
Mohamed Elneny
Arsenal
67' Here come the Arsenal reinforcements. The first of two changes sees Ramsey come on for Elneny, who hasn't been great. 
66' Bellerin deals well with a Simpson pass played over the top, as he flicks the ball over Fucks and then smashes clear. 
64' Arsenal have upped the ante in the last few minutes and certainly can't be accused of not putting Leicester under pressure. Still they trail, however.
62' Excellent by Schmeichel! Welbeck does brilliantly, as he runs across the edge of the area and slips a fine pass into the box for Bellerin. The Spaniard tries to slide the ball under the Dane, but he thwarts him in a style reminiscent of his father.
60' Leicester escape! Chamberlain does well, opening up space for a shot about 25 yards out. Schmeichel makes the save and then denies Lacazette on the rebound, though the Frenchman was then pulled up for being offside.
58' Arsenal are in trouble now. They've looked susceptible on the counter all match so far, and now they have to go for it, potentially opening things up even more. 
R. Mahrez
Assist
Leicester City
56' Mahrez won the corner with a good bit of skill and a shot, and his subsequent delivery couldn't have been much better.
J. Vardy
Goal
Leicester City
56' GOAL!!! VARDY SILENCES ARSENAL! Leicester are ahead again! It's as simple as you like this time, as Mahrez whips in a fine corner deliver and the England international glances a header into the far side of the goal.
55' Good from Mahrez! Fuchs' cross is deflected out to the Algerian on the edge of the box. He shapes to shoot with his left foot but drags it back and goes with his right instead, forcing Cech to tip it over.
54' Brilliant from Cech! Mahrez smashes a sensational pass into the Arsenal half for Vardy, who looks destined to leave the defence for dead. His first touch is good and the approaching goalkeeper appears to be caught out, but he slides in and times his tackle to perfection, putting the ball out for a throw. 
52' Maguire does well on the left flank and cuts the ball back to Albrighton. He crosses and Mahrez picks it up in the far side of the box. The Algerian's eventual delivery is absolutely woeful, however, smashing it straight out for a throw.
50' Arsenal are back in the ascendancy now, however, and Ozil opts to go for goal from range, sending a left-footed drive wide of the right-hand post.
48' Good start by Leicester, who are straight on the front foot and putting Arsenal under pressure. 
46' And off we go for the second half! Leicester get things re-started.
Well, the Premier League is back with a bang! What a half of football! Arsenal have certainly contributed to that with some pretty shoddy defending, but Leicester have been really positive and were worthy of their 2-1 lead thanks to goals from Okazaki and Vardy, before Welbeck's late leveller. Plenty more of the same in the second half, please!
45' + 3' HALF-TIME!
S. Kolašinac
Assist
Arsenal
45' + 2' Kolasinac may have strayed slightly offside there, but he did well to keep his cool in a tense situation and shift the responsibility to someone perhaps more suited for a goal-scoring situation.
D. Welbeck
Goal
Arsenal
45' + 2' GOAL!!! ARSENAL RESTORE PARITY! Brilliant from the Gunners as they get themselves back on level terms. Ozil found Lacazette just inside the area and, although his shot was scuffed as he fell over, it squirmed through to Kolasinac, who coolly squared to Welbeck for a simple finish. 
45' + 1' There will be two minutes added on here.
45' The visitors keep the pressure on and eventually Mahrez wins a second corner out on the right.
44' Arsenal now have a corner to deal with, after Chamberlain was forced to clear Albrighton's cross. 
43' Leicester appear to have weathered that storm, as they get themselves a goal kick. 
42' No penalty! The ball drops for Kolasinac at the back post and he smashes the ball against Ndidi's arm, but it would've been a harsh penalty to give. The midfielder was about three yards away. Nevertheless, Arsenal get a corner.
41' Leicester are back around their own area again as Arsenal probe. Eventually the Gunners work the ball out to the left and Chamberlain crosses. Maguire is forced to put it out for a corner.
39' Ozil plays the free kick short and Xhaka tries his luck from distance, but Morgan's head blocks it.
38' Arsenal get themselves a free kick about 35 yards from goal, as Morgan barges into Ozil. What can they muster?
36' Maguire's having a magnificent game. Again he cuts out an Ozil pass and then slips the ball up the left flank for Vardy to run on to. He gets there just after Holding but puts him under enough pressure to win a throw-in. Arsenal deal a little better with this one than the last one, though.
34' Almost a third for Leicester! Fuchs charges into space on the left and delivers a fine cross for Okazaki, who heads agonisingly wide of the right-hand post.
33' Mahrez isn't having a great game it must be said. He has struggled against Kolasinac and this time he is thwarted by Elneny rather easily. 
31' Arsenal's rather makeshift-looking defence is all over the place here. They're caught out again here, as Mahrez pops up on the left, but the Algerian's eventual cross is a little too heavy for Vardy.
M. Albrighton
Assist
Leicester City
29' Albrighton exploits Xhaka's woeful pass and then supplies the perfect cross, teeing Vardy up expertly. The striker was never going to miss from there.
J. Vardy
Goal
Leicester City
29' GOAL!!! VARDY PUTS LEICESTER AHEAD! It's been all Arsenal in the last 15 minutes, but they find themselves trailing. A sloppy Xhaka pass is seized upon by Albrighton and the winger plants a sublime delivery between the defence and Cech for Vardy to slam home in emphatic fashion.
28' Another Arsenal chance! This time the ball falls nicely for Kolasinac in the left side of the box and he lashes a half-volley towards goal, with Schmeichel getting behind it.
27' Leicester survive! Welbeck takes the up possession on the edge of the area and charges through. But he is prevented from getting a shot away and eventually plays the ball across goal, only for it to be deflected clear. 
26' Leicester are being forced to spend more and more time in their own defensive third and they're struggling to break free.
24' Arsenal are starting to take charge here, both physically and in terms of possession. Leicester are being penned in.
22' Stunning play from the Gunners. Ozil peels out to the left, plays a one-two with Welbeck and then cuts the ball back to the England man for a certain goal, but Maguire makes a vital block.
20' Good defending from Kolasinac, who has had a good start. He robs Mahrez, offloads to Xhaka and then the Swiss midfielder picks out Lacazette. His first touch takes the ball away brilliantly from Maguire, who is lured into a foul.
19' Chamberlain causes trouble again on the left, as he darts up the left and crosses into the box. A deflection takes it away from Lacazette, and then Bellerin fouls Albrighton. Leicester escape.
17' Leicester get a luck break there, as Kolasinac's cross-field ball finds Bellerin. His touch keeps the ball in play but is a little heavy, allowing Albrighton to smash it against him and the ball then goes for a goal-kick.
15' Things are really open so far. Arsenal are back on the front foot after a period of Leicester pressure. The ball falls kindly for Chamberlain just outside the box, but his eventual effort is tame and easily he saved. He was probably put off by Simpson.
13' Lovely play by Okazaki. Maguire finds the Japan striker with a good pass, he takes a touch and then slips it through the legs of Holding, who brings the Leicester goalscorer down. 
11' Arsenal get a corner seemingly out of nothing now, as Bellerin keeps a wayward Chamberlain cross in and forces Maguire to head it behind. The resulting set-piece doesn't come to much, however. 
9' Better from Arsenal. Chamberlain charges forward after coming in from the left. Space opens up for him and he lashes a left-footed drive just past the left-hand post.
7' Leicester are back on the attack again. Vardy is unleashed in behind Monreal and he gets the ball. He is joined by Okazaki, whom he feeds into the box, but Arsenal's Spanish defender recovers well to clear the danger.
S. Okazaki
Goal
Leicester City
5' GOAL!!! LEICESTER ARE LEVEL! What a start to proceedings here! The visitors take a short corner and Vardy crosses to the back post. Cech is caught out completely and Maguire nods the ball back across goal for Okazaki to head in. 
H. Maguire
Assist
Leicester City
5' Not a bad start in a Leicester jersey for Maguire! The centre-back uses all of his height to stretch and head that cross back into the danger zone, giving Okazaki a simple job.
4' Almost an instant reply! Vardy does well to win a throw in the attacking third and Fuchs launches it in. It's cleared to the edge of the box, from where Mahrez drills a fierce volley just wide.
Mohamed Elneny
Assist
Arsenal
2' Wonderful delivery from Elneny, as he peels out to the right and swings the ball in. Lacazette did the hard part, though.
A. Lacazette
Goal
Arsenal
2' GOAL!!! LACAZETTE MAKES HIS MARK! What a start for Arsenal and their new forward. Elneny whips in a teasing cross from the right and Lacazette steers his header into the bottom-left corner. He picked his spot brilliantly there!
2' Good driving run from Welbeck, as he skips past Simpson and darts into the Leicester half, before being scythed down by Morgan.
1' Off we go! The hosts get us started in London.
The two teams are now out on the Emirates pitch, with kick-off just a few moments away!
Elsewhere in the Leicester team, Riyad Mahrez takes up his usual place on the right. It is rumoured that he is eager to leave the club, with Roma sporting director Monchi recently claiming that the Italians have lodged a club-record bid in excess of €40m for the Algerian. However, so far it seems the Foxes are holding firm. Can he prove tonight that he's worth the reported £50m asking price? 
Only one of Leicester's new signings starts at the Emirates today. Harry Maguire joined from Hull City for an initial fee reported to be about £13m during the pre-season and he slots into the heart of the defence in place of Robert Huth. Kelechi Iheanacho, a £25m arrival from Manchester City, hasn't had much of a pre-season and recently suffered a bit of a knock, so it's no surprise to see him restricted to a place amongst the subs. Vicente Iborra misses out with a groin strain.
For Leicester, the start of this season should see an element of normality return to the club. This time last year they were beginning the season as defending champions, a title they really struggled with. For much of the season they looked like relegation fodder, before Craig Shakespeare took over and steadied the ship. He was handed the job on a full-time basis and has now had an off-season to shape his Leicester City side.
One Arsenal player who will be looking to re-establish himself, particularly in Sanchez's absence today, is Danny Welbeck. The forward missed large chunks of last season through injury but has had a strong pre-season and he starts along side Mesut Ozil and new signing Alexandre Lacazette in attack. The Frenchman takes over from compatriot Olivier Giroud, who has to make do with a place on the bench. There's also a Premier League debut for Sead Kolasinac.
Chilean Sanchez misses the game today with an abdominal strain, but he remains close to the headlines. He is now into the final year of his contract and Arsenal don't seem to be making much ground on that situation even now. 
You would have had to be living under a rock to not know what has dominated Arsenal's off-season. First of all, the much-maligned Arsene Wenger signed a new contract, as the club backed the Frenchman despite plenty of criticism. Since then, however, it's been Alexis Sanchez, Alexis Sanchez, Alexis Sanchez.
Leicester subs: Hamer, Chilwell, Amartey, King, Gray, Slimani, Iheanacho.
Leicester City starting XI (4-4-2): Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs; Mahrez, Ndidi, James, Albrighton; Okazaki, Vardy.  
Arsenal subs: Ospina, Mustafi, Coquelin, Ramsey, Walcott, Iwobi, Giroud.
Arsenal starting XI (3-4-1-2): Cech; Holding, Monreal, Kolasinac; Bellerin, Elneny, Xhaka, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Ozil; Welbeck, Lacazette.  
First of all, let's introduce the teams...
Hello and welcome back to our coverage of the Premier League! After a couple of months away, with nothing but tedious pre-season friendlies and incessant transfer rumours to keep us occupied, Premier League football is finally back. Getting everything back under way today are Arsenal and Leicester City, with the Gunners tipped to make a winning start to the campaign at the Emirates.
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