Premier League Preview and Prediction: Arsenal vs Leicester City

Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2004

Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2004

Arsenal take on the 2015-16 Premier League champions Leicester City for their season opener on Friday night.

In an interview withSFR Sport Wenger said that while his "firm intention" is that Sanchez remains, he was "not super optimistic" that he will sign a new contract. But he could choose to leave the club as a free agent in just 10-and-a-half months' time, with his current contract set to expire at the end of the 2017/18 season.

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.

You shouldn't read too much into what is essentially a glorified friendly, but fans will have been excited by the performance of new signing Sead Kolasinac, introduced during the first half after an injury to captain Per Mertesacker.

"I would like somebody who comes in gets the club to the next level", Wenger added.

Asked about any Sanchez offers in the transfer market, specifically from Paris Saint-Germain, Wenger responded: "No, I didn't speak to Nasser (PSG's Chairman)".

Alexis Sanchez has also been ruled out with an abdominal injury and Laurent Koscielny is suspended as he's still serving his ban following his dismissal against Everton on the final day of last season.

"For us Alexis Sanchez is a loss, of course", he said.

"I think we have all seen the amusing business of the transfer window and we never know what is round the corner".

"I know that it's important for him to play".

After Arsenal's Wembley win on Sunday, Wenger admitted he was looking to trim his squad before the transfer window closes.

This is it. After this first ever Premier League match which will hopefully come equipped with a goal, it will be all downhill from here.

The most high-profile female manager in club football is Corinne Diacre, who has been in charge of French Ligue 2 side Clermont Foot since 2014.

"At the moment the most active have been United, City and Liverpool a bit".

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