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The versatile player has already established himself as a starter in the Chelsea side after years of going on loan with last season being his best since his professional career began a decade ago.

It will be vital for him to get the game time this season, with such a talented France squad, he will not want to be on the fringes of things as selections for Russian Federation are being made.

The Emirates will be rocking tonight when Arsenal face off against Leicester City in the opening game of the Premier League season.

But perhaps the answer that baffled Wenger the most was when the German defender said his favourite pet animal was a guinea pig.

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Sead Kolasinac also had a snapped shot saved by Kasper Schmeichel, but Leicester were looking unsafe on the counterattack and succeeded in taking the lead in the 29th minute.

Ozil is a doubt against Leicester, however, along with Aaron Ramsey, Per Mertesacker and Shkodran Mustafi, while Laurent Koscielny is suspended.

For the first time since 1997, Arsenal are going into a season without Champions League football and Wenger has pledged to rest players in the Europa League.

When asked if he expected Mahrez to stay, he said: "Who knows?"

"I strongly believe he'll shine this season because he's at the right place, Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare will give him a chance unlike Guardiola and I expect him to make good use of it".

They have spent over £50 million, strengthening each squad department with moves for goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic, centre-back Harry Maguire, midfielder Vicente Iborra and striker Kelechi Iheanacho.

It brings him level with former Arsenal favourite Kevin Campbell, who breached Manchester City swiftly at Highbury in 1994, while Colombia great Faustino Asprilla also punished Sheffield Wednesday in the second minute of the 1997-98 campaign while at Newcastle United.

"You've got the season ahead to look forward to and everyone's raring to go", said captain Wes Morgan.

"After that we get the efficiency".

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