This season of Premier League will kick off with the curtain raiser fixture between Arsenal and Leicester city on Friday at Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners (Leicester city) are in the game after winning the Community Shield at Wembley and will be full of confidence even if a large number of players are doubted of injury.
Last season’s fifth finished Arsenal’s side are without Champions League football for the upcoming mission and they will be on the way to correct all those wrongs of last 18 months by playing at their best in this title challenge.
The Premier league is an English professional league for men’s association football clubs. It is among those top leagues of England which are famous throughout the country in other words it must be said that it is the country’s primary football competition, 20 clubs participate in this epic league. The competition was formed as the FA premier league on 20 February 1992, it has been so many years but this super exciting league hasn’t lost its interest among the hearts of English people specially youngsters.
Arsenals are under the shade of black clouds because of the absence of some of the key players like Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Per Mertesacker, though some of the players will be fit after their respective and appropriate training on Thursday.
It was quoted by Wenger that Sanchez will not be available for this game, in a press conference on Wednesday. He further quoted that he had a little abdominal strain which he got on Sunday morning while he was getting himself trained. So he is indirectly out for an unpredictable amount of time.
Key Players of Arsenal
Theo Walcott and Alex lwobi are assumed to feature in the attack with other options including Alex Oxlade and Chamberlain.
Alexander Lacazette seems confident about his Premier League debut, along with Sead Kolasinac, who scored on his competitive debut against Chelsea in their Community Shield Victory.
Midfield central partnership among Granit Xhaka and Mohammad Elneny are all set to continue.
Key players of Leicester city
Craig Shakespeare or the so called boss of the team has large number of selection decisions to be considered on Friday night with new players Kelechi, Harry Maguire, Vicenta lborra and Eldin Jakupovic.
Riyad Mahrez, who has been linked with Arsenal and Roma, wants to leave the team but the boss (“Shakespeare”) says that he will not allow him to do so unless and until they get the proper and perfect deal and the offer. Shakespeare seems very positive about Riyad by quoting statements like he is having a large focus on the game.
Danny Drinkwater is also among those players who will be having a keen eye from the spectators though he is also doubted to play from the team side as he clearly said to the boss of his team that he don’t want to add his name any more with the team, Shakespeare because of his keen eye on players especially those with special abilities like Danny Drinkwater, is very anxious about presence of such players down the ground.
Head to head statistics
- Arsenal has won all 10 matches against Leicester city in Premier League, which is their second longest winning streak against any single opponent.
- Leicester city have won only one of their last seven first day Premier league matches losing three of the last four.
- Arsenals have won most of the first day matches
Expected Playing squad of Leicester city
O.Giroud, A.Lacazette, D.Welbeck, T.Walcott, M.Ozil, A.Ramseyt, K.Iheanacho, J.Vardy, R.Mahrez, H.Maguire
Expected Playing squad of Arsenal
Iwobi, Walcott, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Elneny, Bellerin, Monreal, Mertesacker, Holding
Match Venue details
This super exciting fixture is going to be kicked off at Emirates stadium, it will be a curtain raising game and hence will be attracting a huge crowd.
Earlier statistics and current form of players imply a huge prediction of winning the game by Arsenals, though predictions may go wrong, however probability that it will not be a single goal game is of course greater than one.
The game is being broadcasted live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom and kicks off at 7:45 PM.