English Premier League 2017/2018 season kicks off on Friday

Beth Cruz
August 13, 2017

Mourinho insists he is content with the United board's efforts in the market and will not protest if the club are unable to bring in a new addition before the window shuts. As for Spurs, Jake, Michael and Dan think they'll draw, while Peter expects Newcastle to run out winners in their first game back in the Premier League.

Jamie Vardy rued a familiar feeling of frustration at Arsenal after his brace could not stop Leicester City falling to an opening-day 4-3 defeat in the Premier League.

Instead, Wenger avoided a third consecutive season-opening loss at the start of his new two-year contract.

Liverpool - The Reds have added Mohamed Salah and Dominic Solanke, but they haven't signed almost enough players to be challenging for the title.

Arsenal have not lost in any of their seven Premier League games played on a Friday, winning six of them, while Leicester have not won any of their three Friday night Premier League contests.

"We needed to do that this summer because it was one of the oldest teams in Europe, not just the Premier League".


They will take on a Foxes side with a new full-time manager at the helm, Craig Shakespeare, who was offered the job based on his work after taking over for Claudio Ranieri last season.

Arsenal ended the 2016-17 campaign on a positive note with a 2-1 victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley thanks to goals from Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey. The Nigerian global cost £25 million, and he's expected to see a lot more playing time for the Foxes than he did for City last season. Creating high wages like Ozil's potential new earnings can create problems with other players questioning why they aren't worth the funds.

What time does Arsenal v Leicester City kick-off and which TV channel will be showing the Premier League clash?

Ahead of Manchester City's PL opener against newly promoted side Brighton and Hove Albion, Guardiola said; "We want to put energy in the team for the next five years".

Arsene Wenger has given an update on the potential transfer of Riyad Mahrez from Leicester and claimed that the Gunners were never close to signing the Algerian (via The Mirror). All our players got a decent number of minutes of good competition, so overall the preparation of the squad looks good.

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