Gary Lineker reacts on Twitter to Arsenal's win over Leicester City

  • Gary Lineker reacts on Twitter to Arsenal's win over Leicester City

Gary Lineker reacts on Twitter to Arsenal's win over Leicester City

But after deciding to stick it out for a sixth season at Arsenal, Giroud was the north London club's match-winner on the opening day of the new Premier League campaign after coming off the bench.

Rumours of Mahrez joining Arsenal have gone quiet over the past month or so, with Roma now understood to be on the brink of signing him, and Wenger claims that he saw no real reason to make an offer.

Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Alexis Sanchez will play no part in club's opening League game after the Chilean suffered an abdominal strain in training.

The Algeria international has stated his wish to leave the 2015/16 Premier League champions, but Wenger insists Arsenal do not need the winger and were never looking to land his signature.

I opened the door for him because I know it's important for him to play but I don't want him to go.

"Overall I must say we kept going and the spirit of the team was absolutely outstanding and overall you could say as well we were punished on every single mistake tonight by a Leicester team who was very efficient going forward". "He has a big weight in this squad and it was a relief for me that he decided to stay". "Yeah, we have top quality".

Giroud told Sky Sports after the game that he and his teammates never doubted they could come back.

"We have all the other players prepared in pre-season and they are all ready", said Wenger.

The club last defeated the Gunners at the Emirates in September of 1973, and their most recent victory over Arsenal came in November of 1994 (a run of 21 games). "It looks like everywhere there is many, many players and a bit of congestion at the moment everywhere".

"We haven't been able to beat them yet but there's always a first time and it would be nice to think it would be Friday night".

One of those was from playmaker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who, from the start, played the game with an attacking mentality and created a number of incredible chances.