Giroud marks 50th Emirates goal for Arsenal in spectacular Leicester comeback

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud

Sanchez has also expressed his desire to play in the Champions League next season, but Wenger has been adamant that the winger won't be allowed to leave the club.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is facing major selection problems ahead of Friday's clash with Leicester City. "I can take a gamble on one, maybe maximum two", Wenger said.

It brings him level with former Arsenal favourite Kevin Campbell, who breached Manchester City swiftly at Highbury in 1994, while Colombia great Faustino Asprilla also punished Sheffield Wednesday in the second minute of the 1997-98 campaign while at Newcastle United.

"I think I have for sure a good relationship with the club, with my owner", he said.

Wenger said yesterday that Sanchez sustained an abdominal strain on Sunday - hours before Arsenal's win over Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley Stadium - and will be out for "two weeks or one more week".

However, the new signings have dried up and Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are yet to sign new deals so there are still plenty of question marks to an answered heading in to the new season.

Arsene Wenger has challenged new signing Alexandre Lacazette to continue the success he showed in front of goal for Lyon in the Premier League at Arsenal. "He had a scan two days ago and he's out for a while", the Guardian quoted Wenger as saying.

Goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler, who joined German side VfB Stuttgart last month, is the only player to depart, while several additions have been made to bolster the squad, including striker Kelechi Iheanacho and defender Harry Maguire.

"They have top players, but it is just 11 v 11 on the pitch and we need them to be uncomfortable", the Spaniard told the club's website. "Old Trafford is waiting for us and I think Old Trafford has a reason to be behind us", he said.

"I think what will be crucial will be their home form".

'I have players coming back who have not played, like Mustafi. Despite being held in the box, Giroud got up and powered a header just over the bar, unleashing a roar at the Emirates from fans who were expecting the worst as Leicester's lead carried on into the match.

"It will be hard, with the quality of their players, their fan base and the money that they can spend, but that's the Premier League".

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