Lacazette, Arsenal start fast, rally late for dramatic opening win

Sadio Mane is a special talent who is hard as nails and his lightning pace petrifies defenders

Mourinho added: "The challenge is to win more matches than we did, by scoring more or conceding less, I don't know".

However, they have been unable to sign a wide player, and a move for Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic, who has been linked in the British media with a transfer to Old Trafford, looks unlikely.

Leicester will be coming into the game off the back of a 2-1 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach with new signing Kelechi Iheanacho looking to lead the line for the first time at his new club.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expressed "relief" over Olivier Giroud's decision to stay after the France striker earned his side a breathless 4-3 win against Leicester City.

"He's a good player, he's a player that will always score goals, he is a player that I would always welcome in my squad because he doesn't need many minutes on the pitch to score a goal".

"We needed to do that this summer because we have one of the oldest teams in Europe".

His pace and power will be a hard proposition for any defender in the Premier League but he would need to work on his build-up play and first-touch, which was a matter of concern for the big Belgian in previous seasons. They are winless in 21 top-flight games against the Gunners, losing 14 of those matches.

The FanSided soccer staff make their picks ahead of the first weekend of the Premier League season, which kicks off Friday.

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Manchester United and Tottenham, who both play on Sunday, inspire less confidence.

"I understand the reality of the market, the numbers and my club by doing 75 per cent of what I asked, the club did well".

"I don't think I am in a position to be moaning and crying".

Brighton and Hove Albion - Although in my bottom three, I see this as a great opportunity for Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan as he's going to be very busy. I feel the same pressure at Barcelona when I arrived.

But Vardy put the Foxes in front yet again with just over half an hour remaining before sub Aaron Ramsey stepped up to seemingly rescue Arsenal a point in the 83 minute.

"Sometimes because it's after World Cups or European Championships when we have many players who won't be ready to start the season."

However, Shakespeare does not envisage a situation towards the end of the month where such players will leave one after the other. "Mesut Ozil ... we have plenty of the same type of players".

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