Arsenal struggled to deal with Leicester’s attack on Friday night

Arsenal may have celebrated a sensational 4-3 comeback win over Leicester on Friday night – but familiar defensive concerns cannot be ignored if they have ambitions of returning to the top four and challenging for the Premier League, writes Peter Smith.

Each year, the new season comes with a feeling of a fresh start. But for Arsenal the same old problems at the back resurfaced in worrying fashion in their curtain raiser with Leicester.

While the game will be remembered for Alexandre Lacazette’s debut strike and Olivier Giroud’s roof-raising late winner, Arsenal’s defensive failings were at the heart of all three Leicester goals.