After enduring a troubled campaign marred by fan protests against him last season, Wenger desperately needs a strong start this term. "He has a big weight in this squad and it was a relief for me that he made a decision to stay".
Arsene Wenger says he gave Olivier Giroud the opportunity to leave Arsenal this summer, but was happy the striker stayed to deliver the victor in the 4-3 victory over Leicester to open the Premier League season.
Arsene Wenger revealed that he had "opened the door" for the forward to leave the Gunners in this transfer window due to the amount of attacking options the club have.
"The spirit of the team was absolutely outstanding, we were punished on every single mistake by a Leicester team who was very efficient", he added.
"This time we're all in the same basket and it's going to be the same for everybody".
Arsenal's win leaves them at the top of the table, for now.
Danny Welbeck levelled matters in first-half stoppage time, completing a fast-paced, pulsating first half of action.
"Fortunately for us, there isn't any player in our team or squad that doesn't know the Premier League or the Premier League players and their qualities".
The hosts and the visitors were all square at half time at 2-2.
"I'm always looking for the positives, we came to the Emirates and the players executed the game plan".
"You come away from home, score three goals and are almost there and then concede two.bitterly disappointed", he said. A good shot forced a corner, which the Algerian then took and picked out Vardy inside the six yard box.
"We have a central midfielder and striker, so obviously another player would be one coming from the sides".