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It's far too early for the Premier League to start again

It's far too early for the Premier League to start again”

Giroud's Arsenal future had been subject to considerable doubt after five years, with the £46.5m ($60.4m) club-record signing of Alexandre Lacazette expected to restrict his starting opportunities even further.

He called Arsenal versus Leicester a microcosm of the Gunners' typical Premier League seasons: a strong start, a dip in the middle and a brilliant finish. After Aaron Ramsey levelled in the 83rd minute, Giroud sealed the three points within two minutes on an evening of thrilling attacks gifted by fragile defending.

"It is fantastic", Wenger replied when asked about Giroud's willingness to fight for his place. I don't know [how long he will be out] - two weeks, one more week.

"Every manager's nightmare is to lose players in the last 24 hours or on the day of the window (closing) and you can't get replacements in", Shakespeare told reporters of the August 31 transfer deadline day.

"No. It's a determined no", he said.

"But I just needed to take this decision for my body".

"We've got our first game this Friday coming and we can't wait to get started". "You want the Premier League to be the best league in the world and I think it has to produce this kind of games to produce interest and quality", he said. That being said, the Foxes will be away from home and that might make this match too hard for them to win.

Mourinho recently noted that he would have never sold the Mexican striker, who averaged a goal every three games at Old Trafford, back in 2015.

One player the Frenchman is backing to adapt to the Premier League quickly is Arsenal's other new summer signing, Sead Kolasinac.

Numerous clubs have been linked with his services since, most notably Roma who have reportedly had a bid of £36million rejected by Leicester. It's hard to explain, but when you play with Mourinho, you feel like the best striker in the world.

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare said he was "disappointed" that referee Mike Dean did not spot what he described as a "definite handball" by Mesut Ozil in the build-up to Ramsey's equaliser.

In a separate pitch-side interview he added: "I love Giroud the player".

"He came out and made a statement which we are all aware of but while he trains and plays and is professional the way he is, he will be considered for selection".



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