But Arsene Wenger has revealed his star forward is out through injury.
Brighton and Hove Albion are the second new side to join the Premier League this season. "It's not easy. It's very important to try to find the right solution, to try to improve the squad, to improve the quality before (we) start the season". The defensive addition of Sead Kolasinac looks to be a strong signing.
"If he went to City there would be uproar from the Arsenal fans".
City have spent £25million on the 20-year-old Nigerian, who could make his Premier League debut against the Gunners on Friday.
The Premier League season is back, and the excitement is greater than ever. City topped the league after 10 game weeks last season but fell away to eventually finish third.
Arsenal will be without some familiar faces for the opener. The two sides have both figured in the transfer market as well, with Arsenal signing Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac while holding onto Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez (thus far, anyhow), while Leicester has brought in Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City and is widely expected to be dealing Riyad Mahrez prior to the August 31 deadline. The Gunners might also miss Mesut Özil and Aaron Ramsey, both of them still recovering from minor injuries.
Paddy Power is raising the odds of a Liverpool victory to 25/1 (max £1 bet) for new customers that sign up for an account. While there are doubts surrounding the fitness of Islam Slimani, Robert Huth, Kelechi Iheanacho and Danny Drinkwater.
Chelsea, who were not in Europe but won the domestic title by seven points in Conte's first season in charge, have signed four players so far, including striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid. "They're the FA Cup winners and Community Shield winners and they've got tremendous strength in depth so they'll always be up there", said Shakespeare. He scored 129 times in 275 games for Lyon so has a big reputation. He's the latest in the long line of Arsenal youth that Arsene Wenger sees as the club's next legendary midfielder.
Petr Cech was similarly impressed by Arsenal's steely determination and claimed the team have proven they can now win in the hard moments.