Iheanacho vs Iwobi: as Leicester battles Arsenal in EPL opener

Posted August 13, 2017

And Twitter erupted in excitement at how the new football season had began.

Burnley - It was a decent season for it last time, but this one will be far tougher and it hasn't signed the quality to keep its status in the Premier League. The Gunners boss signed a new contract in the summer despite growing unrest amongst the club's supporters about their lack of progress in the Premier League.

A winning start to the new season of the English Premier League will be, well, the start that Arsenal want, as they host Leicester City, the first time in English top-flight history that a season has started on a Friday. Competing for Chile and Germany in this year's edition of the tournament were Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez who won't be involved tonight, as well as the latter suffering an extra set back.

Arsene Wenger signed Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette in a club-record £52m deal last month after he netted 100 goals in 203 appearances in Ligue 1.

His brittle defence has not eased any worries going into the game and safe to say, they are not happy with that performance in the slightest.

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Jamie Vardy is Leicester City's go to man.

There are concerns over the fitness of Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey, while Per Mertesacker is also a doubt, having been forced off in last Sunday's Community Shield clash against Chelsea.

Tottenham - It looks like a mistake that it hasn't strengthened its squad, though perhaps it still will before the season kicks off. Spurs had a terrific campaign last season and had it been any other season they would have won it.

Sanchez, who was Arsenal's top scorer in the league with 24 goals last season, has been linked with a move to Paris St Germain in the French media, but Wenger has been adamant that he would stay at the Emirates Stadium.

But Leicester, which so astonishingly won the league in 2016, couldn't hold on for its first win at Arsenal since 1973. "We have seen what he has already achieved at Manchester City", Fuchs remarked. All our players got a decent number of minutes of good competition, so overall the preparation of the squad looks good. Our fans really get behind us and they're going to step it up even more because they know we need them even more.