Sanchez to miss Arsenal's EPL opener against Leicester

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Meanwhile, Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare has a few pressing injury concerns to deal with as well and he will be travelling to North London without Danny Drinkwater, Vincent Iborra and Robert Huth.

One of those positions is out wide and after the club's very public pursuit of Thomas Lemar, many Arsenal fans looked at Leicester's Riyad Mahrez as a potential signing.

"We just develop that and we played in a couple of matches, Sampdoria and I think the LA Galaxy, because it is something during the season we are maybe going to do". The players are champing at the bit to get started. West Ham's moves this offseason prove they are not going to be an easy win for the big clubs this year, and they have a chance to make a push for a spot in Europa League if things click.

Wenger also dismissed Chelsea's reported interest in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, saying he is still firmly in his first-team plans.

On the other side of this matchup, Leicester City are a fascinating team, as they went from league champions to being in a heated relegation battle in less than a year.

"Arsenal have always been risky". There is still some uncertainty around the future of a number of Arsenal players but that needs to be put to one side so they can begin their challenge for the top four, if not higher. They too have a hard start to the season and could find themselves under pressure early on if they fail to compete against the better sides.

Everton have a hard start as they face four of last seasons top six before the end of September.


"He is an intelligent player who can integrate our game well as we have a game backed on mobility, technique and I think he can integrate that well".

"I know that it's important for him to play".

Leicester famously defied odds of 5000/1 from the beginning of 2015-16 to win the Premier League that season, and bookmaker Marathonbet is offering the same on Brighton claiming the trophy this time around.

The Premier League's longest-serving manager also touched upon his indecision regarding extending his Arsenal contract last season, suggesting it created an unease amongst his players.

Wenger remains determined to keep Sanchez at Arsenal, after he scored 30 goals in all competitions last term and says the club will not be tempted into a late-window sale.

Roma are favourites to capture the Algerian midfielder at 4/5, however Arsenal are in the run in at 5/1 with Sky Bet.

Wenger though stressed on the fact that Sanchez remained "focused" on playing for Arsenal this season.

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