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 By Michael Cox

Olivier Giroud the hero as Arsenal come back to beat Leicester 4-3

Arsenal netted two goals after the 80th minute to down Leicester City in a memorable season opener.
Arsenal netted two goals after the 80th minute to down Leicester City in a memorable season opener.
Arsene Wenger is full of praise for new signing Alexandre Lacazette after his goal in Arsenal's win over Leicester.
Craig Shakespeare says Leicester's defeat at Arsenal is difficult to take, but he finds positives in the Foxes' effort.
Craig Burley says his opinion of Arsenal hasn't changed as the FC crew critique the Gunners' win over Leicester.

LONDON -- Arsenal's new stars took centre stage, but it would fall to old faithful, Olivier Giroud, to score the late goal in a 4-3 comeback win vs. Leicester. Here are three quick thoughts from the Emirates ...

1. The Premier League returns in style

It's good to have the Premier League back, eh?

Sometimes opening-day fixtures can be cagey and tedious, almost as if the players are still in preseason mode. But there was nothing of the sort here: it was truly end-to-end stuff with plenty of...

Alexandre Lacazette's Premier League debut highlights Arsenal vs. Leicester

Alexandre Lacazette joined Arsenal on a club-record fee in July.

Alexandre Lacazette puts his goal-scoring abilities on display in the Premier League for the first time when Arsenal host Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Friday.

The 26-year-old striker, who signed for a club-record €53 million in July, had previously spent his entire career with Lyon, his hometown club.

Arsenal hope Lacazette will help them return to the top four of the Premier League table and qualify for the UEFA Champions League -- something they missed out on last season for...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

2017-18 Premier League season - ESPN FC writer predictions

The FC crew react to Iain Macintosh's full predicted table, from first to 20th, for the 2017-18 Premier League season.

The Premier League is back! Which club do our writers think will win the title in 2017-18? Who will finish in the coveted Champions League spots? Which the three clubs will go down? And who will finish as top scorer and player of the year?

Mark Ogden

Top four: 1. Man City 2. Arsenal 3. Man United 4. Liverpool
Relegated: Huddersfield, Southampton, Brighton
Top scorer: Gabriel Jesus
Player of the Year: Paul Pogba

Iain Macintosh

Top four: 1. Man City 2. Man United 3. Tottenham...



ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Chelsea target Danny Drinkwater as Nemanja Matic replacement

The Exploding Heads cannot wait for the Premier League season and from the looks of it, so do the players.

The football world is awash with gossip! Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here.

TOP STORY: Drinkwater to become toast of Chelsea?

Leicester City's Premier League-winning midfielder Danny Drinkwater is a target for champions Chelsea, Sky Sports reports.

It says the England international is one of the midfield possibilities -- also including Bayern Munich's Renato Sanches -- being considered by coach Antonio Conte.

Chelsea,...

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Craig Shakespeare declines comment on Mohamed Elneny's Leicester snub

Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny
Mohamed Elneny appeared in Arsenal's International Champions Cup game against Bayern Munich in Shanghai.

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare offered no comment on Friday when asked about reports that Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny had rejected a move to the club after a £10 million transfer fee had been agreed.

Elneny, 25, has three years left on his current deal after moving to the Emirates from FC Basel in January 2016.

According to the Leicester Mercury, Shakespeare simply said "no comment" when asked about Elneny's status during a press conference in Hong Kong before the Premier League...

John Brewin profile picture  By John Brewin

Kolasinac, Zabaleta, Maguire among Prem transfers you may have missed

The ESPN FC crew bring you all the latest transfer talk from the Premier League.
The ESPN FC crew bring you all the latest transfer talk from the Premier League.
The ESPN FC crew bring you all the latest transfer talk from the Premier League.
The ESPN FC crew bring you all the latest transfer talk from the Premier League.
The ESPN FC crew bring you all the latest transfer talk from the Premier League.
The ESPN FC crew bring you all the latest transfer talk from the Premier League.
The ESPN FC crew bring you all the latest transfer talk from the Premier League.
The ESPN FC crew bring you all the latest transfer talk from the Premier League.

It's a month until the Premier League kicks off, with Arsenal vs. Leicester on Aug. 11. The summer so far has been dominated by huge transfer moves for Romelu Lukaku and Alexandre Lacazette, and speculation over Alexis Sanchez, Virgil van Dijk and Alvaro Morata's futures.

Many of the big Premier League clubs have been frustrated in their dealings, but there have been more than a few deals completed.

As of Monday evening, clubs have spent £571 million. Here's some of the completed deals you...