Nevertheless, it was Arsenal who emerged victorious, as two goals in the final 10 minutes from substitutes Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud sealed a dramatic victory for the Gunners. In the end he chose to stay and it was one of the great days of recent weeks for me.
Record signing Alexander Lacazette opened his account within two minutes of the kick-off, but the home side's lead was nearly immediately rubbed out as Shinji Okazaki equalised minutes later before Jamie Vardy put the visitors in front after half an hour.
"It's simple, in every game he is stronger since he joined us", Wenger said.
Arsenal record-signing Alexandre Lacazette launched his English league career in style by heading in the opener after 94 seconds.
"I don't know how good everyone will be". "Even when I played Giroud through the middle and him on the left he did very well on the left".
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"We saw it though for 83 minutes", Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare said, "and to concede two late set-plays in the manner we did is obviously hard to take".
The French global has been linked with an exit from the Emirates over the summer, and to the delight of Arsenal fans Marseille boss Rudi Garcia most recently revealed that they had ended their pursuit of the striker. "The goals we conceded, we can work to get rid of that".
Giroud had been linked with an exit during the summer, and Wenger admitted he considered allowing his most authentic target man to leave but the 30-year-old resisted the idea.
"You want the Premier League to be the best league in the world and I think it has to produce these kind of games to produce interest and quality". "One was a corner, one on build-up, one on a corner again", he said.
Despite only starting 17 games last season in all competitions, Giroud still scored 16 times - including an eye-catching scorpion-style kick against Crystal Palace. We were quite good past year on corners.