Arsenal’s 4-3 victory over Leicester on Saturday morning saw the 2017-18 Premier League season begin in the most spectacular fashion possible.
Shinji Okazaki cancelled out Alexandre Lacazette’s opener, before Jamie Vardy’s strike helped Leicester take the lead on 29 minutes.
Danny Welbeck grabbed an equaliser right on the stroke of half-time, but it was Leicester who would take the lead once more when Vardy headed home on 56 minutes from a Riyad Mahrez corner.
Just as the atmosphere had turned sour, goals to Aaron Ramsey, assisted by Granit Xhaka, and Olivier Giroud allowed Arsenal to hold on in the last five minutes to grab a brave victory.
After the contest, Gunners manager Arsene Wenger claimed the winning goal was vindication for Olivier Giroud’s determination to remain in North London.
“I opened the door for him at some stage as I had many strikers and it’s important for him to play but I don’t want him to go,” he said.
“In the end he decided to stay and it was one of the great days of the recent weeks for me. I know how important he is not only as a player – he’s a fantastic player – but also in the group he has a big weight.”
Here are some of the best images to come from the match: