Two minutes later, the comeback was complete, with super-sub Giroud sending the home fans wild via magnificent header from a Xhaka corner, despite being held by Wes Morgan.
Despite a Danny Wellbeck leveller on the stroke of halftime, the Emirates Stadium crowd was growing increasingly anxious and, when Vardy scored his second with 40 minutes to play, they must have feared the worst.
Arsene Wenger is relieved Olivier Giroud opted to stay at Arsenal this summer after the striker scored the victor in Friday's Premier League opener against Leicester.
Wenger shuffled his pack and Aaron Ramsey levelled with eight minutes remaining before fellow substitute Giroud wrapped up the points.
Arsenal's new signing Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette took 94 seconds to make his mark with a header from Mohamed Elneny's curling cross to equal the record for the fastest opening goal in a Premier League season.
Dortmund suspend Dembele indefinitely
Dembele is being targeted as a replacement for Neymar , who left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain last week in a record-shattering €222million deal.
How major United States stock market indexes fared Thursday
The dollar-denominated RTS index was down 1.5 percent at 1,013 points as of 0834 GMT, taking its year-to-date loss to 12 percent. As a result, the yield on the benchmark ten-year note, which moves opposite of its price, dipped by 2.3 basis points to 2.189%.
"I opened the door for him at some stage as it's important for him to play but I don't want him to go", Wenger said at the post-match news conference.
Asked if Giroud could still leave before the transfer window closes on August 31 until January, Wenger replied: "No. We love him and in the end he chose to stay".
"He doesn't want to leave and I'm happy he wants to stay".
"Going forward and character wise we have been great", said a relieved Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who will be seeking a first league title since 2004 after being handed another two years in charge.
"With the first corner, we were late".
"I think we have all seen the amusing business of the transfer window and we never know what is round the corner".
A few hours after violent encounters between the two groups, a auto drove into a crowd of people peacefully protesting the rally. Orrin Hatch, a Republican from Utah, furiously condemned the President, saying: "We should call evil by its name".
Burger chain Wendy's was up 4.20 per cent after it reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales. Technology companies, which suffered the brunt of the selling a day earlier, were back in the lead Friday.
An escalating exchange of provocative rhetoric between the United States and North Korea is alarming global leaders. A PAC-3 Patriot missile unit is seen deployed in the compound of Defense Ministry in Tokyo, Thursday, Aug 10, 2017.
If you would like to see 100% totality, you will have to travel roughly 280 miles from Roanoke or a little under 4.5 hours. If weather is cloudy, most viewing events will provide a live NASA stream of the eclipse inside.
The broad-based S&P 500 shed 0.6 percent to 2,459.50, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index tumbled 0.8 percent to 6,299.12. The local currency was trading at 1,145.05 won against the US dollar , down 3.05 won from the previous session's close.
With the investment in infrastructure the North Korean people's lives would be improved and a dialogue would be opened. There are no air raid drills or cars in camouflage netting as was the case during previous crises.
Shocking video shows the moment a auto speed down a Charlottesville, Va ., street, hit a group of protesters and sped off. University of Virginia Medical Center spokeswoman Angela Taylor confirmed the death to The Associated Press .
South Korea's KOSPI fell 1.8 percent to an 11-1/2-week low, but its losses for the week are a relatively modest 3.2 percent. The MSCI World index slipped 0.15 percent, extending Thursday's 1.1 percent drop, its biggest one-day slide since May 17.
In the face of Saturday's United Nations sanctions, North Korea remained defiant, saying the UN's move was unwarranted and unfair. Along with stopping the missile launches, North Korea would have to quit its nuclear weapons testing, he said recently.
Shares Snap fell 1.94, or 14%, to 11.83 after the Snapchat parent reported earnings late Thursday that missed analyst forecasts. Investors instead turned to safe-haven assets such as gold, pushing it to a two-month high, and the Japanese yen rose.
The Tropical Depression is expected to stay well off to our east and will not impact our coast here in North Carolina. However, the air that the system is running into will be dry, which might prevent it from organizing.
Driver Who Crashed Into Counter Protesters ID'd
Our diversity, that mosaic tile of immigrants is what makes us so special, and we will not let anybody come here and destroy it. The mayor of Charlottesville said via Twitter on Saturday that he is "heartbroken" to announce that a "life has been lost".
India on top against SL o Day 1 at stumps
Rahul, who survived a dropped catch on 28, brought up his seventh consecutive Test 50 with a double off pacer Lahiru Kumara . Sandakan dismissed Pujara for a paltry 8 as he nicked one to Mathews at slip to get Sandakan his first wicket .
Gold Rises Along With North Korea Tensions
The economic consequences ... would likely be horrific, and ... also result in a temporary shock to global financial markets . It has been the leading S&P gainer so far this year, making it particularly vulnerable to a decline.
SoundCloud Accepts $170 Million Rescue, Taps New CEO
Trainor said SoundCloud will continue to offer the suscriptions, but that it won't be the central focus of the company. Total revenue has more than doubled to more than a $100 million annual run-rate this year. " SoundCloud can do more".
Trump warning over North Korea hits markets
Ten-year USA yields dropped 4.3 basis points to 2.24 percent and German equivalents fell 3 bps to 0.43 percent, a six-week low. Investors instead turned to safe-haven assets such as gold, pushing it to a two-month high, and the Japanese yen JPY= rose.
Shares hit by US-North Korea tensions
Computer hardware stocks rebounded following recent weakness, with the NYSE Arca Computer Hardware Index climbing by 1.4%. The local currency was trading at 1,147.55 won against the US dollar, down 5.55 won from the previous session's close.
Wenger confirms Sanchez out for 'a while'
Mesut Ozil will " take centre stage " as Arsenal's main man this season, former Gunners midfielder Stewart Robson told talkSPORT. And ahead of their opening fixture at home to Leicester on Friday night, Joshua has dealt him another blow.