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Football followers usually watch out for players that will score the first goal in each season. In the English Premier League (EPL), three Arsenal players have got the credit of scoring season-opening goals. Who are these stars?
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The first Gunner to achieve this feat is Kevin Campbell. He did it when Arsenal kicked off their 1994/95 EPL campaign against Manchester City on August 20, 1994 at Highbury. The former England U-21 player scored in the 2nd minute of the game to put the London side ahead. Interestingly, Campbell assisted as Ian Wright scored in the 76th minute. An own goal by City’s Michel Vonk made it 3-0.
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Samir Nasri is the second player to score a first-goal-of-the-season in Arsenal colours. The Frenchman did it when the club hosted West Bromwich Albion on match day 1 of the 2008/09 season. The midfielder joined this elite group with a right-footed shot in the 4th minute. This followed a through pass from Brazilian midfielder, Denílson. That goal was enough to give the Gooners a 1-0 win.
Alexandre Lacazette is the third player in this category. He did it when Arsenal hosted Leicester City in the Emirates Stadium on August 11, 2017. The 2010 European U-19 Champion scored EPL first goal of the season with a header two minutes into the game. This followed a cross from Mohamed Elneny.
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Lacazette made history in the 2020/21 season when he scored another season-opening goal in the English Premiership. This made it the only player to do it twice. This time Arsenal were hosted by Fulham at Craven Cottage in a London Derby. The Frenchman got the first goal of the season with a left-footed shot.
Can any player from the club replicate this iconic feat?
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