Arsenal certainly have a lot to look forward to this season, what with all the new signings, the prospect of a full season utilizing the 3-5-2-1 formation and the overwhelming optimism that success is right around the corner. We haven't been able to beat them yet but there's always a first time and it would be nice to think it would be Friday night.
The arrival of £25 million striker Kelechi Iheanacho has provided another dimension to Leicester's attacking threats, although the Nigerian worldwide is expected to be eased into action by Shakespeare, especially as his ankle knock on his pre-season debut cut short his much-needed game time.
They will take on a Foxes side with a new full-time manager at the helm, Craig Shakespeare, who was offered the job based on his work after taking over for Claudio Ranieri last season.
Wenger has been handed a major boost as Ozil is in contention after recovering from an ankle injury that kept him out of the Community Shield last weekend.
The Foxes go into the tie on a awful streak as they are now winless in 21 league games against the Gunners, with 14 of those matches having been losses. "He's one of the best managers in the world and it's motivating for me as a player that a manager like him can say that".
The Premier League returns this Friday, as Arsenal face Leicester at the Emirates.
Arsenal must not repeat the same mistake they did when selling Robin van Persie with Alexis Sanchez, Paul Merson has warned.
It has over £50 million, strengthening each squad department with moves for goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic, centre-back Harry Maguire, midfielder Vicente Iborra and striker Kelechi Iheanacho.
"The last six or seven years Manchester City didn't buy full backs". Arsenal are not fully fit to start the season, and players like Ozil, Mertesacker and Aaron Ramsey are all in doubt. "He's young and will only get better".