Arsenal finally have won their first game of the English Premier League season at their own stadium. Goals from English striker Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud helped the team to gain another 3 points against Stoke City.

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger faced a lot of criticism after failing to add some new faces in the summer transfer window but both his strikers managed to score in the yesterday’s game against Mark Hughes’ side.

Arsenal dominated the game

Theo Walcott started the game in the first lineup instead of Olivier Giroud and the Englishman opened the scoring after 30 minutes of game, after Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez had hit the post twice in the first minutes of the game.

Walcott scored 11 goals in his last 11 first-team starts in the Premier League.

Arsenal played really good game, but Stoke’s goalkeeper continued to deny ‘The Gunners’ with brilliant saves, but the second goal game in the final five minutes of the game, when substitute striker Olivier Giroud has found the net with a perfect header from close range and put Arsenal 2-0.

Stoke remains without a win this season and drop at the last place of the Premier League table on goals scored. Arsene Wenger decided to choose Walcott against Giroud and sent a clear message that he want his team to score fast and then control the game with the 1-0 lead. They should have scored four times in the first ten minutes, but Stoke’s goalie Jack Butland was perfect with the most of his saves this afternoon.

The score should be higher

‘The Gunners’ have the best chance to take the lead when Butland tipped an Sanchez shot onto post five only five minutes on the clock.

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After three minutes, Alexis once again has hit the post from 15 yards out. After this chances, Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny decided to test Butland disposition with the 30 yard drive but the goalie managed to save this powerful shot.

Arsenal dominated the game, and while it was still 1-0 you were worried that Arsenal missed that many chances, but Olivier Giroud came in and scored the second goal of the season for ‘The Gunners’. The score could be even higher, but the brilliant performance of Jack Butland prevented Stoke from losing by five or six goals.