Sanchez to miss start of the season

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

The English Premier League got underway in fine style as Arsenal triumped 4-3 over Leicester courtesy of a dramatic late victor at the Emirates Stadium on Friday night.

They've spent big on some quality additions to the squad but are looking increasingly likely to lose Riyad Mahrez. With Giroud replacing Holding, Wenger switched the formation from a 3-4-2-1 to a 4-4-2 with Giroud and Lacazette up front.

Giroud's clever header in the 85th minute secured the points after Lacazette had taken just 94 seconds to make his mark with a header from Mohamed Elneny's curling cross, equalling the record for the fastest opening goal in a Premier League season. He doesn't want to leave and I'm happy that he wants to stay.

"I know Matic is 29 and cost £40m, but he has got at least another two or three good years left in him, and he is exactly what United needed in midfield", Shearer told BBC Sport. "We had 27 attempts and they had three on target and three goals, but it's something we have to work on". One was a corner, one was a ball we lost in the build-up and the third goal was a corner again. "We were quite good a year ago on corners and overall I believe that with a bit of work we can get that out of the system". "With a bit of work we can get that out of the system".

But he drew encouragement from his side's display.

"All is possible, you know", said the Frenchman.

Arsene Wenger has admitted rumours over his Arsenal future last season caused some confusion in the dressing room among his Gunners stars.

"I dream of winning more titles with Chelsea, win a Champions League and Fifa Club World Cup with Chelsea and be one of the best players in the world, as well as win titles with the Selecao (Brazil) and a World Cup". And, keeping in mind the vast expenditure, great matches and huge disappointments are to come.

"All pre-season he's looked sharp and fit", said Shakespeare, who gave Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho his competitive debut as a late substitute. Jamie Vardy is back to his old self.

'Have we made a bid for him? No.

"We encourage our midfield players to play balls in behind".

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