Friday night, Arsenal versus Leicester kicked off the new English Premier League season with a dramatic 4-3 goal fest. The Gunners led early through new signing Alexandre Lacazette, but soon found themselves trailing for much of the match.
Arsenal dramatically scored two late goals thanks to Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud as the club got off to a great start.
American commentator Kyle Martino, during NBC Sports broadcast of the match , was accurate in his assessment of Arsenal’s performance. He called Arsenal versus Leicester a microcosm of the Gunners’ typical Premier League seasons: a strong start, a dip in the middle and a brilliant finish.
Arsenal looked very strong at times and without Champions League football, could finally win a Premier League title for the first time in more than a decade.
With the first Premier League match in the books this term, how did pundits, supporters and players react on Twitter to Arsenal versus Leicester?
— Stuart MacFarlane (@Stuart_PhotoAFC) August 11, 2017
Cannot tell you how much that result has changed my weekend. At 2-3 my kids knew they were in for a tough one. Thank you #Arsenal
— Scötty Gööner (@clockending) August 11, 2017
— Romelu Lukaku (@BigRedRomelu9) August 11, 2017
— Keyvan Hedvat (@Hedverse) August 11, 2017
Arsenal travel to Stoke for their next Premier League fixture before meeting Liverpool at Anfield to end September. Fantasy Premier League managers were rewarded for selecting a host of Arsenal players. Lacazette scored his first goal of the season while Danny Welbeck tallied Arsenal’s second thanks to an assist from Sead Kolasinac. Granit Xhaka added two assists as Leicester’s Jamie Vardy tallied two goals of his own.
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