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Arsene Wenger: 'I love Olivier Giroud as a man and a player'

Arsene Wenger: 'I love Olivier Giroud as a man and a player'

Alex Iwobi. He'd been floating around the fringes of the first team for a while, and after 26 appearances last year, in which he scored four goals, the 21-year-old is definitely ready to make a breakthrough this season.

Alexandre Lacazette is going to be feeling pressure because this is his first ever competitive fixture for his new club. I don't know how long he will be out - two weeks, maybe one more week.

"You will have so many scientists around the team that who will bring out the team to play on Saturday will be more management specialists than football specialists".

Leicester are 11/2 to defeat Arsenal at Sky Bet, while the Gunners are 1/2 to come away with three points from the season opener at the Emirates.

Indeed he truly is a significant loss, and right now the Gunners can not afford too many more of those. "They're the FA Cup winners and Community Shield winners and they've got tremendous strength in depth so they'll always be up there", said Shakespeare.

Bordeaux, a club Mendy was desperate to join, have since moved on and signed someone else, while Saint-Etienne are still hovering, but can only put together a loan with a view to buy, which Leicester don't want.

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Wenger is a man of principles and isn't afraid to share them, but these comments once again reflect an attitude that, over and over again, precipitates a kind of steady mediocrity that tears the club's fanbase apart.

He was part of the Bundesliga team of the season a year ago, and you can see why.

"I can't tell you that at the moment", he said. Overall I believe that it's down to us.

Manchester United begin their bid to be genuine Premier League title contenders on Sunday when they face West Ham United knowing that an improvement in home form is vital. However, City are favourites for the league at 13/8.

With Arsenal failing to qualify for this season's UEFA Champions League, Sanchez, who was Arsenal's top scorer in the league with 24 goals last season, has been heavily linked with a move away from The Emirates although Wenger has repeatedly said this offseason that the Chile worldwide is not for sale.