No change to Alexis Sanchez situation says Arsene Wenger

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Arsenal had to come from behind twice to beat Leicester City 4-3 in a thriller as the Premier League season got off to a flying start on Friday with Arsene Wenger's substitutions turning the match around at The Emirates. Arsenal hasn't spent that much, which goes to show that Wenger may believe the current crop is good enough to make a serious run for the title. "I rate him as a player but we have similar types, with Alex Iwobi, Jack Wilshere back, and Mesut Ozil". Central midfielders Mohamed Elneny and Granit Xhaka were nervous on the ball and slack in possession to gift Leicester the ball in risky positions time and time again.

Wenger, facing enormous pressure for going over a dozen years without winning the league, used some ballsy tactics, starting one center back (Rob Holding) in a 3-4-3 formation.

But Arsene Wenger's double change turned the game, FA Cup final hero Ramsey drilling in an 83rd-minute equalizer and Giroud notching the victor two minutes later with a header that hit the bar and bounced over the line.

Wenger eventually signed a new two-year contract extension following an end to a campaign which finished on a high with victory in the FA Cup final after failing to secure Champions League qualification for the first time under his long tenure.

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Retailers slid after department stores Macy's and Kohl's both said same-store sales continued to decline in the latest quarter. Cappelleri said he would need to see more pullbacks of at least 1% before becoming anxious about the stock market.

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McMaster spoke on the phone for 40 minutes early on Friday, a spokesman for the presidential Blue House in Seoul said. Defense Secretary James Mattis was more circumspect, though, when he was asked about the president's saber rattling.

After Arsenal's Wembley win on Sunday, Wenger admitted he was looking to trim his squad before the transfer window closes.

Despite having the lion's share of possession, the hosts found themselves 2-1 down just before the half-hour mark, with a misplaced Granit Xhaka pass allowing Marc Albrighton to set up Jamie Vardy, who slid the cross home. Vardy knows how to score against Arsenal. Yes, they looked shaky at times in defense with Lacazette and Welbeck combining well in and around the box, but most teams struggle with that against Arsenal. "He is focused and happy in the dressing room because we won the game". New signing Lacazette took no time scoring in front of his new fans as he scored a true strikers goal.

Premier League is once again ready to capture the imagination of millions around the world. "On the second goal we lost the ball in the build-up and were punished", the 67-year-old added. You do not get that from most poachers.

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