While Arsenal won just their second opening fixture in the last eight years, they were pushed all the way by the Foxes, who had led twice during a frenetic evening at the Emirates Stadium. It's interesting. Let's say the referee tends to let play continue. and you only really understand that when you experience it.
Giroud had been seriously considering his future following the £52 million club record signing of Alexandre Lacazette and Wenger's certainty but has been persuaded to stay in what is now a "super sub" role.
Asked if there was any update on Sanchez's situation, Wenger replied: "No". I thought Rob Holding might get hooked, as he's looked the most uncomfortable in an Arsenal back three that struggled collectively on the back foot throughout the first half.
Wenger further reiterated the point in his written press conference, describing Giroud's decision to remain with Arsenal as a "relief" and "one of the greatest days I've had in recent months". I know how important he is not only as a player but also in the group he has a big weight. "If you look at that from a neutral point, for a first game it was a top quality game. It was a relief for me he chose to stay". "So I am 100 per cent focused on the club project", he said. "It's a determined no".
Lacazette struck in victory over Leicester City on Friday.
"I'm happy we handled it well in the end", said Cech, who joined the Gunners from Chelsea in 2015.
"We were punished on every single mistake by a Leicester team that was very efficient going forward".
"I think we have all seen the amusing business of the transfer window and we never know what is round the corner".
"I feel as well that the goals we conceded we can work to get rid of that because one was a corner, one was a ball we lost in the build-up and the third goal was on a corner again so we conceded two goals from corners. We were quite good a year ago on corners and overall I believe that with a bit of work we can get that out of the system", the French coach added.