You could not really have asked for a more positive start from Arsenal, as we hit the ground running in this massive match against high flying Leicester City. Good work by Ozil and Alexis Sanchez and then the Ox down the right created a chance in the opening minute and then the Chilean headed a corner just wide.
The only thing wrong was that we failed to capitalise on our early domination and we nearly paid the price for that after 15 minutes, when Schmeichel rushed out and just beat Ramsey to the ball when he would have been clear on goal and seconds later Cech had to make a great save from a Vardy header.
Leicester then came into the game more and although we still controlled the ball more it seemed as though every rebound fell to them and while we kept getting close it was not quite happening. Giroud headed in a peach of a ball from Ozil but was just offside. Alexis had a goal bound shot stopped by a double deflected block and that was pretty much typical.
Then the referee effect kicked in against Arsenal again, as Martin Atkinson missed a clear and obvious foul on Ozil and seconds later gave a penalty against Monreal at the other end from what looked like a dive by Vardy. The in form striker made no mistake though and we were up against it at the break.
The ref made some amends though by finally starting to book visiting players and when their right back Simpson picked up a second we had over half an hour against 10 men. We were still messing up chances, however, until less than 10 minutes after he came on for Coquelin, Walcott showed the others how to finish after a great knock down from Giroud.
So we had 20 minutes to complete the turnaround but lots of chances came and went, with Ramsey, Alexis and Mertesacker the most guilty of spurning them. Giroud looked to have finally secured the win but was denied by an amazing instinctive save. So it looked like we would have to settle for a point, but no.
With the four minutes of extra time already up, Dany Welbeck on his first appearance of the season rose to slot home a superb header from an Ozil free kick. Wow, just wow!