4 Takeaways From Arsenal's Opening Day Win Against Leicester City

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has invested well in the summer transfer window and after having an amazing pre-season with their new look team, the Gunners started their Premier League campaign in style after beating Leicester City 4-3 in a pulsating encounter last night.


Today we look at four things that we came to know from Arsenal's hard-fought victory against the former Premier League Champions.

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4. Chamberlain looks like a force to reckon with

The Ox is already showing significant improvement from last season. He was involved throughout the game, showcased great skill and speed on the wing, and took defenders on with his impressive pace and dribbling skills. 


This is the same potential that keeps scouts and fans raving on about this player. Wenger will know that he has to do everything he can to make sure Chamberlain stays at the Emirates.

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3. Koscielny And Mustafi's Absence Affected Arsenal

​Koscielny and Mustafi were sorely missed yesterday. Two of Leicester's goals could have been stopped by simply defending better. 


With Monreal and Holding, who aren't natural center backs by any stretch of imagination, Arsenal did look vulnerable in defense against the likes of Vardy and Mahrez. Koscielny and Mustafi are extremely crucial to a stable and consistent Arsenal season.

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2. A Defensively Weak Xhaka

​Granit Xhaka had a disastrous time at central midfield yesterday. He let Okazaki off the hook easily for the first goal, and simply watched as Jamie Vardy ran past him to head in the second. 


Although he did provide the assist for Giroud's match winning goal, Xhaka needs to be significantly better while executing his defensive duties. Arsenal really missed the likes of Coquelin yesterday, and Xhaka needs to step up in his absence.

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1. Lacazette is proving to be a Star

​Lacazette was the bright spot in yesterday's Arsenal's squad. He was brilliant in front of goal, and settled in well to Arsenal's style of play. Scoring the first goal of the league this season, he has given the Gunners a lot to expect for the rest of the season!


Arsene Wenger though, would want the French striker to get more involved in the build up as that's how traditional Arsenal strikers have made a name for themselves.