Iwobi Benched, Iheanacho Debuts As Arsenal Comeback To Beat Leicester In EPL Opener
Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi was an unused substitute, while new signing Kelechi Iheanacho made his Leicester City debut as Arsenal came from behind to snatch 4-3 win in the Premier League opener at the Emirates Stadium on Friday.
Iheanacho came on as 82nd minute substitute for England midfielder, Matty James in the game. Super-sub Olivier Giroud struck a late winner as Arsenal came from behind to beat Leicester in an unforgettable opening Premier League match.
Arsenal debutant Alexandre Lacazette gave his team a dream start with a goal after only 94 seconds. Their joy was short-lived however, as Shinji Okazaki headed Leicester level only three minutes later.
Jamie Vardy – who has now scored five goals against the Gunners in his last six appearances – grabbed his first of the night on the half-hour mark to give the Foxes the lead, but Arsenal equalized on the stroke of half-time through Danny Welbeck.
Leicester’s heroes of 2015/16 teamed up to give Leicester a 3-2 lead after the restart when want-away Leicester playmaker Riyad Mahrez set up Vardy for his second of the match. But then Arsenal’s super-subs came to the rescue: Aaron Ramsey drew the scores on 83 minutes, before Giroud’s sublime header gave the Gunners all three points.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndidi was in full time action for Leicester, while Ahmed Musa was not listed in the Foxes line-up.