Arsenal v Leicester City predicted starting XIs for both sides

Campbell and Steve Bould were on target when George Graham’s side suffered a 4-2 home defeat to Norwich, an inauspicious maiden outing in the initial Premier League season.

Arsenal will be among the sides hoping to challenge for the Premier League this season.

Alexandre Lacazette scored the joint-fastest goal on the opening day of a Premier League season by heading home after 94 seconds of Arsenal’s game against Leicester City. “He is an intelligent player and we have a game backed on mobility and technique and I think he can integrate with that well”, said Wenger, who is now entering his 22nd season at the Gunners’ helm.

England striker Jamie Vardy, who was heavily linked with Arsenal 12 months ago, scored a brace either side of a Danny Welbeck leveller that showed Arsenal’s rearguard to be equally terrible from open play and set-piece situations. At the moment the most active have been United, City and Liverpool a bit.

Will Lacazette enjoy an emphatic Arsenal debut on Friday?

Arsene Wenger has conceded Arsenal are not “super optimistic” of star man Alexis Sanchez signing a new contract. No other player comes close to matching that tally.

The 26-year-old set Arsenal back an initial fee of £46.5 million ($60.3 million, 51.5 million euros) and is expected to lead the line, flanked by Sanchez and Ozil. But, he does bring the same combination of pace and dynamism to the table that Sanchez has used so efficiently for Arsenal.

He does need good service to thrive though, and it will be interesting to see how well he copes if Mesut Ozil fails to recover in time for the match. While the undaunted travellers head for St Pancras station, we can pour a nice nightcap and wonder why the football season rushes on us so incontinently.

There’s a lot of intrigue around this Arsenal season.

“There could be a surprise like Leicester as well as teams like Everton”. They are a team that starts out aggravating the fan base by not addressing all their needs in the transfer market, only for that to be forgotten due to a very hot start before going through a slump around when daylight savings time ends.

The Gunners have strengthened their squad over the summer following the signings of Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolašinac.