Arsenal, Leicester Trade Leads In Raucous Premier League Opener

Lynette Rowe
August 13, 2017

"We had the intensity in the games in our preparation that is needed to be ready", said Wenger.

"They have got everything in place", the 54-year-old said.

United will return to the Champions League this season after missing out in 2014-15 and 2016-17. But for sure we want to try to fight, to fight until the end, to try to retain the title.

Unlike with Sanchez, who has been heavily linked with Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Chelsea, Ozil doesn't appear to have been the subject of any great interest from suitors.

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"I'm always looking for the positives, we came to the Emirates and the players executed the game plan".

"That's really hard these days".

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French second division club Clermont Foot had set the trend by appointing Helena Costa as their manager in May 2014.

The Chile global has been on extended leave following his participation in the Confederations Cup this summer and Wenger said on Wednesday Sanchez will miss the club's opening match of the 2017/18 league campaign against Leicester City at home on Friday and the following weekend away to Stoke City with an abdominal strain. "As a game is in 90 that would guarantee you a goal (in every game)".

Wenger, for whatever reason, believes that a calculated, nicely orchestrated campaign quietly leading to a continuation of Champions League football through reaching a respectable league position eclipses Mourinho's strategy of extreme pragmatism whereby he abandons one competition to focus on winning another.

"You're talking hypothetically again because someone could bid and we'd turn it down and we get on with it". He is still on the look-out for one more attacking player, although any hopes of recruiting either Gareth Bale or Ivan Perisic are fading.

When asked what the Community Shield victory means for his side, the Frenchman said: "It will increase the belief but then you face a shock when the league starts".

"I don't know whether Craig Shakespeare will play a 4-4-1-1 or a proper 4-4-2, but it's a good signing".

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