Arsene Wenger blasts pundits for Champions League jibe despite winning trophy

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"I will always play a team that has a good chance to win the next game", Wenger added. However, the Arsenal manager admitted disclosing details of any negotiations could do more harm than good.

"But I think my choice (for the title) is Man City".

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

Key players Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are still yet to commit to the Gunners beyond their current deals, which expire in the next 12 months, and Wenger conceded the uncertainty surrounding his own situation may have eked into the dressing room.

The Gunners have already secured Bosnian powerhouse Sead Kolasinac on a free transfer, but Wenger may still be in the market for more defensive options. Santi Cazorla, Gabriel Paulista and Jack Wilshere remain sidelined.

Wenger praised his squad's resolve in battling back to defeat the Premier League champions, before saying that the challenge will be to keep that mentality throughout a long season.

Kompany was named the Premier League's player of the season that year and was also included in the PFA Team of the Year - one of three occasions he has earned that accolade.

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"He is normally a wing-back, full-back but he can as well play as a centre-back".

Arsenal's club-record signing scored 28 goals in Ligue One, second only to PSG's Edinson Cavani, last season, and Owen believes he will carry that form into the top tier of English football.

"You've got the season ahead to look forward to and everyone's raring to go", said captain Wes Morgan.

Robert Huth and Danny Drinkwater are missing for the Foxes, while Islam Slimani is still recovering for a nasty gashed leg suffered in July.

"He still needs to adapt to the intensity of the game but overall he had very interesting moves and I believe that after what we have seen [against Chelsea] he will become stronger and stronger".

But 20-year-old Nigeria starlet Iheanacho, signed from Manchester City last week, has been passed fit after sustaining a knock in a friendly against Borussia Moenchengladbach.

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