The storyline for another opening act at home followed a familiarly fretful and pressurised script, with Leicester leading 3-2 as the game tilted towards its conclusion.
Though Arsenal began the second half on the front foot, Leicester created the cleaner chances, Cech rushing out of his box to tackle Vardy and then tipping over a shot by Riyad Mahrez, and after 11 minutes they went in front again.
"Jens is probably the only person I've met in football who is more intense than me", he said.
If that sounds like faint praise, it is not intended as such, but instead a fair appraisal of a player that does deserve appreciation. "It can be understood, when you are the striker of the French team, that we are moving to Arsenal and that we will eventually change clubs, we may have other interests than OM".
Elneny and Granit Xhaka were punished for some casual passing in midfield as Albrighton pounced to carve the kind of opening that inspired Jamie Vardy to become synonymous with so many Leicester parties.
Arsenal turned around the league's first Friday opener in the closing minutes at Emirates Stadium.
"It's long time since we had so much quality". "We kept the faith and kept believing in our game to push hard".
"They've already spent quite heavily: Alexandre Lacazette, the record signing, and Sead Kolasinac was a free, but with their salaries that brings that spend up. We've been courageous to the end and thank God we won the game".
"You have to take some positives", he said.
It brings him level with former Arsenal favourite Kevin Campbell, who breached Manchester City swiftly at Highbury in 1994, while Colombia great Faustino Asprilla also punished Sheffield Wednesday in the second minute of the 1997-98 campaign while at Newcastle United. He can be a nuisance for defenders. That's what he should do at Arsenal. However, if he goes, they can't afford to let him strengthen a direct rival. Rob Holding has been superb since being drafted in and this season will be a huge one for the Englishman.