Ten questions for English Premier League 2017-18

Cheryl Sanders
August 13, 2017

Arsene Wenger will be without the services of Alexis Sanchez as Arsenal begin their campaign for the 2017/18 Premier League season on Friday.

Arsené Wenger and his wards need to start with a bang this season, overcome their annual mental woes and avoid any form of capitulation this season to be considered contenders for the Premier League crown.

"I'm totally convinced that this season will be even better for him, and that playing in the Champions League against the best teams and players will take some pressure off him, because in the Europa League, he was obviously one of the two or three biggest stars".

All eyes in the Leicester camp, will be on Kelechi Iheanacho, who recently arrived from Manchester City for £25 million.

The equalizer did come soon after, though, with new signing Harry Maguire heading a ball by the far post to the goal mouth, where Shinji Okazaki finished with a header of his own.

"I think I have for sure a good relationship with the club, with my owner", he said.

When asked if Arsenal have received bids for Sanchez, Wenger replied: "I can not tell you that".

"Of course, we don't want to be a selling club, we want to add to what we've already got".

As well as Sanchez, Wenger could be without a number of other key players for the season-opener and had fitness concerns over Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Shkodran Mustafi and Per Mertesacker.

But the Manchester Evening News says the United boss is now intent on getting one more signing, and he has narrowed the targets down to Tottenham defender Danny Rose and Inter Milan's winger Ivan Perisic.

"I think these are good signings for us", Conte told Sky Sports on Wednesday.

"I think back to Manuel Pellegrini's time last season at Manchester City".

"I think in the moments where they were moving more the ball, of course it was hard for us in the midfield".

"I believe he has the power, the attitude and the desire to integrate very quickly into the Premier League".

"No", he replied when asked whether any players are closer to departing the club.

Arsené Wenger will lead the Gunners into a Premier League season for the 21st time and top on his mind will be clinching the title that has eluded him since the Invincibles in 2004.

The two clubs get the new season under way at the Emirates on Friday and Shakespeare, beginning his first full campaign as manager, is under no illusions of the size of the task facing his team.

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