Arsenal, Leicester all set for Premier League opener


He's deceptively quick for such a big man, and there's no escaping the power and physicality he brings to a team which has, in recent years, been a bit too easy to bully.

Lacazette and Kolasinac are the only signings at the Emirates Stadium so far this summer, but Wenger refused to rule out a further addition if the right player becomes available.

The Arsenal boss has been willing to take the risk of Sanchez running down his current contract and leaving the Emirates on a free transfer next summer. To great effect, I may add, as he was integral to that attack and had a huge part to play in the build up and whatever final product was delivered.

However, we saw evidence at Wembley that even without some of their most important players, Wenger has a deep pool of talent to pull from as they prepare for their Premier League opener against Leicester on Friday night.

"I can't tell you that at the moment", said the Arsenal manager.

Wenger expects the way football teams are run to change dramatically, with much more technical analysis being used and less need for what he termed "football specialists".

"(PSG) are looking for (Kylian) Mbappe, that's what I read in the papers.

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"He had a scan two days ago and he's out for a while - I don't know; two weeks or one more week?"

Arsenal may be close to ending one of their painful contract sagas after a report has claimed there has been a "huge breakthrough" in talks with Mesut Ozil, but Alexis Sanchez still isn't ready to sign despite apparently receiving another improved offer. The NFL is in the pre-season, but the EPL is having a league game this Friday with my Gunners opening up league play.

"In our period of dominance he was what we want him to be: to move the ball in a simple way, to give balance to the team, to start building from the back".

"In the last two or three seasons they've been defensively okay but not scoring enough goals has hurt United and I think there are goals in the side now".

This is it. After this first ever Premier League match which will hopefully come equipped with a goal, it will be all downhill from here.

French second division club Clermont Foot had set the trend by appointing Helena Costa as their manager in May 2014.