What is the French for “Va Va Voom?” It feels like an eternity for Arsenal since a certain striker uttered those words but two of Thierry Henry’s countrymen delivered here as the Premier League got off to another extraordinary start.
A seven-goal thriller and also a Friday night fright night. And that was certainly true of Arsenal’s defending.
Having lost by this score line at home to Liverpool in the opening game of last season, a campaign so traumatic it almost finally forced out manager Arsene Wenger.
They got off to a rare winning start instead with headed goals from Alexandre Lacazette and the man the club’s record, £54 million signing has been brought in to replace, Olivier Giroud, to open and close the scoring.