Arsenal urged to avoid a Robin van Persie situation with Alexis Sanchez

Jamie Vardy, however, scored against early in the second half to extend Leicester's lead to 3-2.

Arsenal remain adamant that Alexis will not be sold this summer with Guardiola accepting that a free transfer next year could be an alternative.

Arsene Wenger has called on Alexandre Lacazette to match Zlatan Ibrahimovic by transferring his goalscoring record from France to England.

The opening fixture of the 2017-18 Premier League season was a frantic encounter against Leicester City for Arsenal at the Emirates, a tie which the Gunners ultimately emerged victorious after a header from Olivier Giroud five minutes from time finalised a 4-3 win. In the 75th minutes, also came in Theo Walcott to replace Danny Welbeck.

Now Roma are set to wait and see if Leicester will relent over the 26-year-old Algeria international who has attracted interest from Arsenal, Monaco and Barcelona in the past.

For Leicester, the roller-coaster game was giving glimpses of the style they showed to win the league 15 months ago - but for Wenger things just got that bit worse.

Sanchez, who has also been linked with Manchester City, has not played for Arsenal in pre-season after being granted extra time off after playing at the Confederations Cup with Chile.

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.

This was the perfect lift-off for Arsenal, particularly for Lacazette.

Vardy terrorised a makeshift Arsenal defence throughout but was left to reflect on a last-gasp loss to the Gunners in north London for the third time in as many seasons. Welcome back Premier League. we missed you.

"You know, I must say I opened the door for him at some stage because I know that it's important for him to play". "They are players with a special mentality and I did not know whether he wanted to move or not".

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The Serie A side have now said they will not increase their offer and Shakespeare is happy to have Mahrez in the team.

"Yes. Because look at what City have done". Without any measure injury, Kane will be the favorite for this season. Man United as well. And while you're at it - don't panic.

"Chelsea have bought Morata and have not lost Diego Costa yet".

The £52 million signing became the first Arsenal player to score on his Premier League debut since Thomas Vermaelen in 2009.