Leicester boss Shakespeare confident stars won't be sold from under him


Brighton and Hove Albion are eager to make their Premier League debut against Manchester City on Saturday and while the newly-promoted south coast club will enjoy the occasion there will be no party atmosphere at Amex Stadium, said captain Bruno.

Sanchez returned to the club late after the summer break and has not featured in any pre-season games after playing at the Confederations Cup with Chile.

Leicester have also retained many familiar names (at least for now) from their title winning season two years ago, including Riyad Mahrez, Danny Drinkwater, Wes Morgan, and Jamie Vardy.

"We need to transform the quality of the preparation into points and that is, of course, a pragmatic view, but what matters is we win the game and start in a strong way, which we didn't do a year ago".

The newspaper says that Arsenal have made a decision to bow to those demands and have put a deal on the table worth £300,000 a week, with the ball now back in Sanchez's court. They are on (Kylian) Mbappe's case, that's what I read in the papers.

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)". "However, just to remind you we have 33 players and they are all good players".

'But I don't think I would have included him on Friday night.

"I think every club is living in that reality, so we have to deal with it". His initial return to training was delayed by three days, with Arsenal citing an illness, and now he is injured. I just think we are not open - what I said to you many times - to any offers, anyway.

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

"It will be hard, with the quality of their players, their fan base and the money that they can spend, but that's the Premier League".

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. The Frenchman's injury crisis could see him be without the services of as many as eight first-team players due to fitness issues.

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