Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi started for Leicester City as Arsenal came back from 2-1 down to beat the Foxes 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller in the opening game of the English Premier League on Friday night, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Against a plucky Leicester side at a packed and tense Emirates Stadium, Arsene Wenger's men scored twice in the last 10 minutes - first through substitute Aaron Ramsey before the much-maligned Giroud headed in the victor off Granit Xhaka's corner.
"We kept going and the spirit of the team was absolutely outstanding", Wenger said.
Honestly, you could not have asked for more to open the Premier League season for the 2017-18 campaign.
Even if the thrilling attacks were aided by such fragile defending.
England striker Jamie Vardy, who was heavily linked with Arsenal 12 months ago, scored a brace either side of a Danny Welbeck leveller that showed Arsenal's rearguard to be equally terrible from open play and set-piece situations. But Leicester, which so astonishingly won the league in 2016, couldn't hold on for its first win at Arsenal since 1973.
"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 Frenchman will be hoping it's a sign of changing fortunes after a season when he reached his nadir.
The 30-year-old has been linked with West Ham, Everton and Marseille since the arrival of club-record signing Lacazette.
To think, we have an entire opening weekend to go yet, as well as an entire season.