Slater: Manchester duo poised to challenge Chelsea for title

  • Slater: Manchester duo poised to challenge Chelsea for title

Slater: Manchester duo poised to challenge Chelsea for title

With less than a year remaining on Sanchez's current deal at the Emirates Stadium, the Chile worldwide has been linked with a move away from the club and that he could even walk away for free at the end of the upcoming season.

Arsenal and Leicester City are the opening team of the English Premier League 2017-18.

The French tactician enters his 22nd Premier League season as Arsenal's manager despite disappointing last season where Arsenal ended in the fifth place and failed to secure a Champions League spot for the first time since 1997/98.

The 23-year-old England global has struggled to secure a regular place since arriving at Arsenal six years ago, but Wenger believes the winger has the potential to become a great player.

With no European football this year, Leicester can focus on the Premier League, but they've got a tough task in front of them to start the year at Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger signed Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette in a club-record £52m deal last month after he netted 100 goals in 203 appearances in Ligue 1. "Maybe I made a mistake", Wenger said after Arsenal beat Chelsea on penalties in last weekend's Community Shield. How long does it take a top player at each club to buy the typical house in that city, and how does the average fan compare? The Nigerian global cost £25 million, and he's expected to see a lot more playing time for the Foxes than he did for City last season.

Arsenal have also reportedly offered Sanchez a new contract worth £300,000-a-week as they look to shut down rumours linking him with a move to Manchester City.

Arsenal will be down in the fire power as forward Alexis Sanchez is sitting out with an abdominal injury.

Jose Mourinho admits Manchester United could still sign one more player, but he will not be "crying" if they do not. Mesut Ozil still potentially could and we all want to see if success can drive them to stay at the club.

For Leicester, Kelechi Iheanacho must wait for his league debut. If that is going to mean better results and the title, I don't know'.

"Our players got a decent number of minutes of competition, the preparation of the squad looks good, then it's to transform the quality of the preparation into points".