Lacazette and Ozil both start for Arsenal

Lacazette and Ozil both start for Arsenal

Thai-owned Leicester let a chance for victory slip away as Arsenal came from behind to win 4-3 in a thrilling English Premier League season opener on Friday night.

The best and worst of this Arsenal team was encapsulated in the first five minutes. The Nigerian worldwide cost £25 million, and he's expected to see a lot more playing time for the Foxes than he did for City last season.

The 26-year-old, who signed for the Gunners from French side Lyon back in July, was a constant threat in front of goal and looked like he will have no problems in adapting to the rigours of the Premier League.

This Arsenal side has a true never say die attitude.

The ensuing reshuffle left Arsenal with a winger - Oxlade-Chamberlain - at right-back, a right-back - Bellerin - at left-back and two left-backs - Kolasinac and Nacho Monreal - at center-back. Even a meaningless preseason defeat to Chelsea was enough to spark some fairly vociferous - if pointless - criticism, and it feels like it won't take much to scratch the surface at Arsenal this season.

"I can't tell you that at the moment", he said.

"Every manager's nightmare is to lose players in the last 24 hours or on the day of the window (closing) and you can't get replacements in", Shakespeare told reporters of the August 31 transfer deadline day.

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Club captain Per Mertesacker's participation is not assured after he picked up a head injury in the Community Shield win against Chelsea. But at the other half of the pitch, there are big problems for Arsenal.

One new recruit, defender Harry Maguire, felt Leicester gave the hosts a run for their money and - despite heading back to the east midlands with nothing to show for it - believes the display will hold them in good stead.

If the answer is no you need to take a long, hard look at yourself. "Arsene Wenger will be hoping those reinforcements will be back soon".

At some stage, I opened the door for him because I knew that I had many strikers.

Wenger will argue - and expect - the defending will improve when his first-choice centre-back options are fit and available. "We kept going and the spirit of the team was absolutely outstanding", he said.

But it isn't just Arsenal's back-ups who have been caught out and exposed in the past. Yes, they've lost some players too, but they still have the prolific Sergio Aguero and have a squad capable of challenging in the Premier League and Champions League.

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