Arsenal vs Leicester City match preview: Team News and probable line-up

Arsene Wenger’s side return to league action as they attempt to prove their critics wrong and bounce back from last season’s disappointing campaign
Arsenal and Leicester get the 2017-18 Premier League under way when they face off at the Emirates Stadium on Friday, August 11.

The Gunners come into the new season with a point to prove, having finished fifth last term, and they have already laid down a marker by beating Chelsea in the Community Shield.

Leicester also suffered a disappointing campaign last year as they were easily dethroned as champions, but Craig Shakespeare managed to halt their downward slide.

Team news

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Alexis Sanchez will play no part in Arsenal’s opening Premier League game after the Chilean suffered an abdominal strain in training.

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.

Laurent Koscielny is suspended, but Shkodran Mustafi could be in line to feature if Wenger deems the Germany international ready.

Potential Arsenal XI: Cech; Holding, Mertesacker/Mustafi, Monreal; Bellerin, Elneny, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Walcott, Lacazette, Iwobi

 

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