Arsenal twice came from behind to open their 2017-18 Premier League challenge with a 4-3 victory over Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Friday night.
Once again, Arsenal’s failings at the back were on display, but a late header from Olivier Giroud saw the Gunners snatch all the points in the seven-goal thriller in the capital.
The London club will be looking to make it back-to-back wins when they travel to Stoke City this weekend, and head coach Arsene Wenger praised his team for fighting back against the Foxes in the opening match of the new season.
Many supporters feel that the victory merely papered over the cracks, however, with Arsenal struggling to contain Leicester’s counter-attacking threat for long periods.
Arsenal have not been active in the transfer market since signing Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette last month, and it has been claimed that the club has given up its pursuit of AS Monaco attacker Thomas Lemar.
Arsenal fans continue to demand new signings, however, and it will certainly be an interesting end to the transfer window for the Gunners.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 14, 2017
Please sign some players
— Lacatoes (@Cechque) August 14, 2017
VAN DIJK AND NZONZI PLEASE
— gg (@Giroudaholic) August 14, 2017
We need 2 more signing
— Karo Efcc Samuel (@Efccgeneral) August 14, 2017
Signing a CM and CB will strengthen our spirit
— Aditya (@afcAditya1806) August 14, 2017
— Richard Haydn Price (@RichHPblock100) August 14, 2017
Actually signing first team players will strengthen our team
— Haz (@Belleriniesta) August 14, 2017
Please ask him to plug the defense at the earliest or else we will be in big trouble against the BIG teams
— Pranav Prabhu (@pranav_268) August 14, 2017
— Mihir Trivedi (@mihirt25) August 14, 2017
— Muhammad Ahmed (@DohukyMd3) August 14, 2017