Arsenal beats Leicester 4-3 in thrilling Premier League opener

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12 August, 2017

Well that's one way to introduce yourself to your new club. Antonio Conte in his first season in the Premier League managed to surprise opponents tactical maneuvers, but now rivals "the Aristocrats" are well aware of what to expect from a team of Italian specialist. Despite tons of speculation about his future, the Arsenal board handed Wenger a new contract, tasking him with righting the ship.

Alexandre Lacazette puts his goal-scoring abilities on display in the Premier League for the first time when Arsenal host Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Friday.

Arsenal Playing 11: Cech; Holding, Monreal, Kolasinac; Bellerin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Elneny, Xhaka; Ozil, Welbeck; Lacazette.

Arsenal will get their 2017-18 Premier League season started with a home clash against 2016 champions Leicester City on Friday night.

Ahead of the first game, Wenger was asked if this would be his most hard season and responded in agreement, praising the work his side's main rivals have done with their transfers. Conte, however, says his team are better placed than a year ago and that he is focussed on putting "120%" into improving them further.

Stopping short of a guarantee, Mourinho believes an encouraging pre-season and success in the Europa League last season can propel his side to further success.

Arsenal will be down in the fire power as forward Alexis Sanchez is sitting out with an abdominal injury.

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare said he was "disappointed" that referee Mike Dean did not spot what he described as a "definite handball" by Mesut Ozil in the build-up to Ramsey's equaliser.

Jamie Vardy is Leicester City's go to man.

For Leicester, Kelechi Iheanacho must wait for his league debut.

Roma sporting director Monchi will be at the Emirates Stadium tonight as he looks to convince Leicester City to sell Riyad Mahrez this summer.

Unsurprisingly it takes Manchester United and Manchester City stars Paul Pogba and Sergio Aguero less than one complete match to buy the average property in Manchester. Our fans really get behind us and they're going to step it up even more because they know we need them even more.

"He's young, he's a good goalscorer, you see that he can link play up, his all-around game", said Shakespeare.


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