Twitter Basically Breaks as Arsenal and Leicester Treat the World to the Best Opener in PL History
Football, bloody hell.
Football is back. Football is back with a bang. A serious, serious bang. Arsenal and Leicester City treated us to what probably will end up being the game of the season in the first Premier League fixture of the 2017/18 campaign, winning an incredible encounter 4-3 at the Emirates.
Here's how it unfolded via some excellent reactions on Twitter.
Alexandre Lacazette scored within two minutes, but Leicester struck back with two quick goals to give Arsenal fans - and the rest of the watching audience - that same old feeling that things are just never going to change at Arsenal under Arsene Wenger.
Jamie Vardy struck to make it 2-1 after some questionable goalkeeping by Petr Cech...
Petr Čech must be saving up all those 15 points he's worth a season to use in one go, like they're Nectar points or something.— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) August 11, 2017
Cech caught in about half a dozen different minds on that cross. Nobody actually tracking the runner. Horrible pass. Oh, Arsenal.— Chris Deeley (@ThatChris1209) August 11, 2017
Arsenal struck back to equalise on the stroke of half time, but not before they Arsenal'd all over the place just a little bit more. They also very much Arsenal'd all over the place in the second half, too.
Arsenal reshuffle means they now have a midfielder at right-back, a right-back at left-back and two left-backs at centre-back.— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) August 11, 2017
"We've got Ozil, Mesut Ozil, I just don't think you understand"— Scott Saunders (@_scottsaunders) August 11, 2017
*Ozil shanks ball out of play*
And after the break, Vardy struck again following some lax defending to put Arsenal 3-2 down - making the home support stare down the barrel of another opening day defeat.
But that wasn't all. This is the Premier League you know, and it ain't over til it's over. Especially when Aaron Ramsey is on the pitch.
Ramsey has totally changed this game round for Arsenal. How he isn't a god there I just don't know...— Jonny Owen (@JonnyOwenFilm) August 11, 2017
As if them lot don't like Aaron Ramsey.— Scott Saunders (@_scottsaunders) August 11, 2017
And, of course. Olivier f*cking Giroud. The match winner.
Martin Tyler absolutely drinking that game in, from start to finish.— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) August 11, 2017
This game sums up Arsenal pretty well. Start out strong, struggle mid season and finish fantastically... 🔴⚪️— Lacazette FC (@Lacazest) August 11, 2017
2' ⏱ AFC 1-0 LCFC— David Diligiro (@ChefDave132) August 11, 2017
5' ⏱ AFC 1-1 LCFC
29'⏱ AFC 1-2 LCFC
45'⏱ AFC 2-2 LCFC
56'⏱ AFCl 2-3 LCFC
82'⏱ AFC 3-3 LCFC
85'⏱ AFC 4-3 LCFC