#WengerOut came back to haunt Arsenal manager last night

It took just half an hour for #WengerOut to trend on Twitter – but it became quite a roller-coaster from there…

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The Premier League’s opening game saw Leicester travel to Arsenal, and for Gunners fans things started with a stirring optimism.

Despite pressure on him at the end of last season, Arsene Wenger signed a new two-year contract and signs like this could be seen in the crowd as the match began.

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Things only got better, too, as it took the Gunners’ £55 million record signing Alexandre Lacazette, 26, just a minute-and-a-half to score on his Premier League debut.

A thumping header from Mohamed Elneny’s cross gave them the lead over the Foxes.

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However, the Premier League is ever full of surprises and a goal from Shinji Okazaki just three minutes later, followed by a Jamie Vardy goal 15 minutes before half-time, soon turned the game on its head.

And almost immediately, with the help of a certain high-profile journalist Gooner, that old saying came back to haunt the 67-year-old Frenchman.

#WengerOut has become somewhat part and parcel of the Premier League – so much so that some thought it now deserves recognition.

Wenger did appear to have some respite though, with Danny Welbeck levelling for the Gunners just before half-time.

Another new signing, left back Sead Kolasinac, provided the pass for the Englishman’s goal – a cool side-footed finish.

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Alas, not long into the second period, the Arsenal defence was broken once again as 30-year-old Vardy headed in confidently from Riyad Mahrez’s corner.

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For Leicester, the roller-coaster game was giving glimpses of the style they showed to win the league 15 months ago – but for Wenger things just got that bit worse.

But guess what? It still wasn’t over.

Goals from Welshman Aaron Ramsey and veteran striker Olivier Giroud, both off the bench on Wenger’s orders, yanked the Gunners back to 4-3 – with Arsenal claiming the points.

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It’s enough to make you breathless just reading about it, isn’t it?

For Wenger though, he’ll be breathing a sigh of relief.

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