Walcott says 'animal' Kolasinac will be incredible for Arsenal

Lynette Rowe
August 14, 2017

"He had a very interesting performance last week and I had a hesitation about playing him from the start because I thought maybe Wembley with the pressure - but when he came on he was outstanding".

However, PSG have also maintained contact with 18-year-old Mbappe despite the recent signing of Neymar, which Wenger believes will put an end to the reported interest in the Chilean forward.

The Belgian centre-back scored the only goal of the game in a Manchester derby which saw City move level on points at the top of the table with just two games of the season remaining, and his celebration encapsulated just how important a goal it was in what many regard to be the biggest Premier League match ever.

Last season was by far the most hard of Wenger's 21-year tenure as manager, with Arsenal's on-pitch travails exposing him to furious protests from sections of the club's support.

"He came on well", Wenger told reporters about Kolasinac.

Chelsea lost friendlies to Bayern Munich and Inter Milan, and were defeated on penalties by Arsenal in Sunday's FA Community Shield. "I think he will not play at Stoke, yes". Gabriel and Santi Cazorla are definitely out.

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He has said he intends "to focus completely on the Premier League", but if such an approach fails to yield a title challenge, he can expect the protests to ramp up quickly.

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill says keeping players fit will be crucial in the upcoming season with the Premier League club's first-team squad looking light on numbers compared to rivals.

Robert Huth and Danny Drinkwater are missing for the Foxes, while Islam Slimani is still recovering for a nasty gashed leg suffered in July.

After going into last season as defending champions, only for a close shave with relegation to cost manager Claudio Ranieri his job, Leicester are targeting stability under Craig Shakespeare. I remember watching him at Bournemouth last season and he looked angry.

"The game does not tolerate as many weaknesses as it did 20 years ago".

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