Arsene Wenger admits potential 'mistake' in delaying Arsenal talks

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He started on the bench on Sunday but replaced captain Per Mertesacker, after he suffered a head injury, and impressed with his strength and aggression.

Last season, Burnley lost 3-0 at Chelsea and drew 1-1 at Turf Moor but Mee believes that results early in the last campaign, including home wins over Liverpool and Everton and a draw at Manchester United, are a cause for optimism.

"Honestly, he is an absolute animal", he said of Kolasinac.

"You can see the power he's got when he's got the ball, his pace and everything".

"(Lacazette) has a different game to Giroud, which I think is good because you need different types of strikers", Henry, Arsenal's record goalscorer, told Sky Sports.

"Trust me he's not easy to get around (in training) - he's quite wide as well".

Victor Moses has assured that Chelsea will return stronger to defend their Premier League title this season.


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hopeful of persuading Alexis Sanchez to sign a new contract as he believes Paris Saint-Germain have turned their attention to Monaco star Kylian Mbappe.

"I watched them in the Community Shield (and they have made) good additions to the quality they already have there".

Theo Walcott says that Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac could prove the signing of the season.

After winning their third FA Community Shield in four years on Sunday, the Gunners now prepare for their Premier League opener against Leicester City on Friday night.

Wenger's side have won just one of their opening fixtures over the last seven seasons, but Walcott is hoping for an all-round improvement this time around.

"We've got our first game this Friday coming and we can't wait to get started".

Taking to Twitter earlier today, the 2001 Ballon d'Or victor was basically trying to say that although the money forked out is insane, and it will see the market continue to become even crazier, Neymar is "probably" worthy of his £198 million fee in the sense that he's in the prime of his career and his global appeal is monumental.

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