Arsenal's Sanchez out of opener with abdominal strain

Under the "ABBA" penalty shoot-out trial, Arsenal won 4-1, as Blues goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and record signing Alvaro Morata missed from 12 yards.

The 26-year-old was not heavily involved but hit the post with a curling effort in the first half and, given the eventual service of Mesut Ozil plus dynamism of Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sanchez, could flourish in north London.

"I can't tell you that at the moment", he said.

"I believe Man City will win it".

"(Kolasinac) came on very well.

Mertesacker got some intriguing answers from Wenger - it turns out the manager's favourite word is "love", and he would play Zorro in a movie if he could.

Both clubs are fringe title challengers and former England midfielder Jenas believes that without players who act as the heartbeat of their teams, they will fade from contention.

Alvaro Morata scores his first goal for Chelsea in defeat to Burnley
To take over a team 11th in the top flight the year before and comfortably win the title was a fantastic achievement. Champions Chelsea struggled in the Community Shield last weekend as they were beaten on penalties by Arsenal .

"His power will play a part but it's not the only thing".

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes there will eventually be a woman in charge of a club in the Premier League.

"(PSG) are looking for (Kylian) Mbappe, that's what I read in the papers.

Olivier Giroud, meanwhile, starts from the bench as Lacazette received the nod from Wenger to start the season as first-choice centre-forward. Let's hope that the side which beat Chelsea on the weekend can have similar success against the Foxes in the Premier League. Not enough competition for places is detrimental also. "They're too important", BT Sport pundit Jenas said.

"Today was encouraging, but nothing more". We want to find a good balance between the confidence we can get out of this game and the urgency that every Premier League game demands.

"Then we need to transform the quality of the preparation into points and that is, of course, a pragmatic view, but what matters is we win the next game and start in a strong way, which we didn't do a year ago".

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