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Arsenal host Leicester in season opener

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Pammachio Corsino | 13 Agosto, 2017, 23:15

2017-18 English Premier League (EPL) season begins on Friday with Nigerian new signing Kelechi Iheanacho penned to lead Leicester City's attack in the opener match against Arsenal. The classy Belgian has been finding the net with regularity in preseason for the Old Trafford outfit and looks a good thing at 11/4 with bet365 to score first.

Leicester City's triumph two years ago has shown us that any team with the right personnel, management and good luck against injuries, can challenge for and win the title; however, for this season I believe that the victor will come from a group of seven teams which I will tag as the contenders.

"We're in most competitive league in world at the moment".

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.

The Gunners offered little protection to goalkeeper Petr Cech a year ago, conceding 44 goals, which was the worst record of the big six. In the middle of the transfer market it's hard to predict [the season].

With Lukaku having seemingly been Chelsea's first choice, how the two strikers adapt to leading the line for title contenders is one of the Premier League's most enticing subplots, while Wayne Rooney's return to Goodison Park is one for the romantics. They have been quite spectacular in the transfer market.


"Chelsea have bought Morata and have not lost Diego Costa yet".

"I can take a gamble on one, maybe maximum two, but I focus more on the players who had the right number of competitive minutes in recent weeks".

Across all matches last season, United's shot conversion was woeful, with just 9.14 per cent of their total shots ending up in goals.

Arsenal have been looking at paying Mesut Ozil £285,000-a-week to secure his future and they will now go to £300,000 for Sanchez.

"We decided last season we could change the team to make the team younger for the next four or five years". Both sides will be eager to begin their campaigns with a bang after what was a disappointing season for them in 2016/17.

With new signings still to be made, and squad players still to be shipped out, the team that Arsenal trots out against Leicester could still see some additions before the end of the month.

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