Iheanacho vs Iwobi: as Leicester battles Arsenal in EPL opener

Mourinho Man Utd having conversations over Ibrahimovic return

For Leicester City, the 2017-18 Premier League season is a chance to show that they're somewhere in between last season's 12th-place finish and 2015-16's title win.

Judging by recent history, however, there could be some more rocky times ahead. One player now highly unlikely to be moving to the Emirates is Foxes winger Riyad Mahrez - who was heavily linked with the Gunners earlier in the summer.

For Arsenal, it's been a summer of optimism so far, even after fan uproar following the announcement that Arsene Wenger will be sticking around for a couple more years.

Arsenal took 45 points at home last season but finished fifth in the table.

As for Leicester, Kelechi Iheanacho has recovered from a toe injury so is in contention to make his competitive debut alongside fellow new signing Harry Maguire.

Why Re-Signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic Is A No Brainer For Manchester United
We got a central midfielder, a striker, obviously the 25% would be for a player from the sides, but we have players. Asked about their ambitions, Mourinho said: "Yes we can win [the Premier League ]".

The Premier League finally returns to be the cynosure of the footballing world, and what better way than to begin the proceedings with a mouth-watering tie: Arsenal Vs Leicester City.

Arsenal opened this season in a bit of turmoil because of the transfer sagas surrounding Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, who were left out of the squad for the first game. Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Gabriel, Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla.

City fans didn't get much opportunity to assess their new striker as he was only on the pitch for 17 minutes, but Shakespeare said he will give City another attacking dimension. We've spoken about the money spent. They will assess incidents and must unanimously agree that a player was diving or feigning injury.

Brighton have broken their club transfer record twice in one week to draft in Davy Propper from PSV Eindhoven and Club Brugge's Jose Izquierdo, subject to medical and worldwide clearance. It made for another half-empty Emirates Stadium by the final whistle on Opening Day.

A number of players have been deemed surplus to requirements, but the club is finding it hard to offload them either due to the player's wage demands or interested clubs failing to meet Arsenal's valuation of a certain player.

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