Manchester City back on 'red alert' over Alexis Sanchez move

Champions League absence may help Arsenal

Premier League: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger sets team target of 85 points to push for title

Arsene Wenger is hopeful new signing Alexandre Lacazette can follow in the footsteps of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and transfer his sensational goalscoring ratio into the Premier League.

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. The two sides have both figured in the transfer market as well, with Arsenal signing Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac while holding onto Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez (thus far, anyhow), while Leicester has brought in Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City and is widely expected to be dealing Riyad Mahrez prior to the August 31 deadline.

"Going forward and character wise we have been great", said a relieved Wenger, who will be seeking a first league title since 2004 after being handed another two years in charge. I'm sure Chris will know the key for any newly-promoted team is how you do at home.

As I write this, Alexis Sanchez is still an Arsenal player.

Mourinho played a three-man defence at times in the Super Cup, just as he has in some pre-season games, and is ready to deploy it domestically as well.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is a known admirer of the 26-year-old and hinted in June at the possibility of making a bid for the player, who has already been the subject of at least one offer from Italian side Roma this summer.

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

"That's what I've read in the papers and on my side I've had no contact with Paris Saint-Germain".

He said: "I feel the way people analyse [Pogba] is really unfair".

Sanchez's initial return to training was delayed by three days as he had an illness but his extended absence from the team will only flame the fires of speculation over his future.

"Why hasn't he just said I'm staying for one more season?" "I like to work, I like to work very hard and my owner appreciates a lot this characteristic".

There have been a number of changes to the Arsenal squad in the transfer window.

It is the best players from all over the world playing for some of the top clubs in the world.

"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".

"You will have so many scientists around the team that who will bring out the team to play on Saturday will be more management specialists than football specialists".

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