Arsenal v Leicester: Paul Merson offers prediction for Premier League opener


Arsenal v Leicester: Paul Merson offers prediction for Premier League opener

Jamie Vardy didn't have the best goalscoring season a year ago, but the Leicester City forward has scored the last three goals against Arsenal in the Premier League.

The merry-go-round of players continued this transfer window with many of Premier League's big name clubs making some power-packed signings for the 2017 season.

The 35-year-old free agent, who scored 28 goals for the club last season, is battling back to fitness after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in April, though, and Mourinho insisted there is no rush to get a deal done.

Alexis Sanchez was Arsenal's leading scorer in the Premier League last season.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Merson admits he would be happier if the 28-year-old moved overseas instead of - just like van Persie - joining and therefore bolstering a Premier League rival. Bet 365 are giving odds of 8/15 for Arsenal to see past Leicester. "I think we have a good level of physical preparation".

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. Creating high wages like Ozil's potential new earnings can create problems with other players questioning why they aren't worth the funds. Over the past five seasons they've only won once on the opening day (a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace) but that could change tomorrow.

"We are still open [for more signings]".

@ClockNcgali noted: "what a game of football now that's how you kickoff premier league football and that's why I love this game so much". While Lacazette has started with an impressive performance in the Community Shield match, Kolasinac went a step further to score the all-important equaliser leading to the Arsenal win in the Community Shield.

With Arsenal failing to qualify for this season's Champions League, Sanchez has been heavily linked with a move away from The Emirates Stadium although Wenger has repeatedly said this offseason that the Chile worldwide is not for sale. The former Manchester City starlet starts on the bench after picking up minor knock in his first appearance for the club in a friendly last week.