Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Iheanacho deal is 'excellent signing' for Leicester City says Thierry Henry

Iheanacho deal is 'excellent signing' for Leicester City says Thierry Henry

The Algeria worldwide has stated his wish to leave the 2015/16 Premier League champions, but Wenger insists Arsenal do not need the winger and were never looking to land his signature.

The first game of the season has not been something Arsenal have been able to take advantage of in recent years. They were unable to win more than three games in a row all season, however they did finish strongly losing just once in the final seven games. These points dropped have turned out to be really disappointing later on in the season for Arsenal. They will be there or thereabouts again.

Wenger is also sweating over the fitness of Mesut Ozil (ankle) and Aaron Ramsey (calf), with both players struggling with their respective knocks since last week.

Shkodran Mustafi is lacking match practice after returning late to pre-season training due to his participation in the Confederations Cup while Gabriel Paulista and Santi Cazorla are longer-term absentees.

Jamie Vardy put the visitors ahead just before the half hour, darting into the box to rifle another fine Albrighton cross past Cech after the winger had pounced on a poor square ball from Arsenal midfielder Mezut Ozil.

We have been shocked a few times but the target this time is to start in a strong way against a very hard team in Leicester.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has reportedly enquired about the availability of an FC Barcelona star.

Shakespeare was true to his word and started Riyad Mahrez despite the Algeria worldwide asking to leave the King Power Stadium. Leicester have also signed Harry Maguire from relegated Hull, and will start the game for The Foxes.

Giroud started the encounter on the bench, and barely had time to make himself comfortable before Alexandre Lacazette opened the scoring in the first minute.

Arsenal found its equalizer on the stroke of halftime, though, with Lacazette squeezing a ball through tight space to Kolasinac, who laid it off for Danny Welbeck to beat Kasper Schmeichel from close range, making it 2-2 entering the break.

Last week, Morata came on as a 74th-minute substitute for Michy Batshuayi in the Community Shield penalty shootout defeat to Arsenal at Wembley and Conte said the 24-year-old is still not ready.

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