Leicester boss Shakespeare excited for Arsenal opener

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Arsenal will be feeling confident ahead of this one as they came from behind to win the Community Shield last weekend against Chelsea on penalties.

So tonight should be a formality for Arsene Wenger's side and during Thursday's press conference the Frenchman said the squad "looked good" after its pre-season workout.

Arsenal were linked with a move for him earlier in the window, but speculation has subsided with AS Roma and Inter Milan now in the driving seat to take him to the Serie A. Wenger has done brilliantly to improve what was already a serviceable backline by adding Sead Kolasinac.

And Merson thinks the Arsenal fans are firmly behind the Arsenal manager's firm stance.

Iheanacho has signed a record deal at "The Foxes" after a hard last season at Manchester City.

The youngster had a very good first season at Arsenal last campaign, despite it being his first year of Premier League football.

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Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare is not anxious about a last-minute fire sale that could decimate his squad. The former Premier League Champions finished 12th last season with troubles on and off the pitch plaguing their form. The addition of Kelechi Ihenacho could help them up top to do just that.

"The player has expressed his will publicly, but he is right to respect his club".

The newspaper revealed on their website that the north London club have been eager to renew both Ozil and team mate Alexis Sanchez' contracts and are close to finalising one of those. Mesut Ozil , Aaron Ramsey and Shkodran Mustafi are all doubts for the league curtain raiser as well.

The two new signings are expected to face off from the start against each other.

Leicester City are expecting to be without new signing Vicente Iborra.

Key Stat: Arsenal have won their last seven home games against Leicester in all competitions. Arsenal and Manchester City love to hold possession, allow the fullbacks to attack more than defend. He scored 129 times in 275 games for Lyon so has a big reputation. If they're to do so, they'll need to start on Friday, Aug. 11 against Leicester.

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