If Arsenal are to stand any sort of realistic chance of lifting the Premier League trophy next May then you would think that we need to get off to a good start, as there is some very strong competition for the title and the likes of Man City, Chelsea and Manchester United have spent some eye watering amounts of cash in the transfer market to strengthen their own chances.
So with a tough run of fixtures for the Gunners to kick off with I feel that a win at home to Leicester City in our first game this Friday night is hugely important and I would expect to get all three points as well, even without our Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez, but there is one thing that worries me and that is the Algerian attacking star of the Foxes, Riyad Mahrez.
On the one hand you might think that Mahrez would not be fully focused or committed to the Leicester cause because he really wants a transfer away, but his manager Craig Shakespeare has insisted that the 26-year old has shown a great attitude, reports the Daily Mail, and is set to start against Arsenal.
Also, because of his desire to sign for a bigger club before the current transfer window closes, I am concerned that the Algerian could be double determined to put himself in the shop window by playing out of his skin. Do the Arsenal players need to be aware of this threat and make sure that they keep him under control tomorrow?