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Arsenal finally break opening day duck

Posted on August 11, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s 4-3 victory over Leicester City in Friday’s Premier League opener was a rare victory for the Gunners when looking at their past record.

Arsenal’s opening day record since 2009

  • 15/8/10: Liverpool 1-1 Arsenal
  • 13/8/11: Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal
  • 18/8/12: Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland
  • 17/8/13: Arsenal 1-3 Aston Villa
  • 16/8/14: Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace
  • 9/8/15: Arsenal 0-2 West Ham
  • 14/8/16: Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool
  • 11/8/17: Arsenal 4-3 Leicester City

Arsene Wenger’s men have endured a terrible run in the first league fixture of a new season but have oddly often enjoyed a fantastic run of form in the handful of games that followed.

However, this time round, Arsenal have got off to the perfect start and will now look to set the benchmark for the chasing pack.

Arsenal next travel to the Bet 365 Stadium to face Stoke City in the Premier League, where they will be looking to make it back-to-back victories at the start of the campaign.

Arsenal’s comeback victory over Leicester City was only the second time in seven years that the Gunners have won an opener. And when looking at their opposition, as well as the frequency of their first games being at home, Arsenal don’t have much of an excuse.

Their performance against Leicester could have easily seen them coming unstuck again at fulltime, but inspired substitutions from Arsene Wenger turned the impending defeat into a relieving win.

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