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Lacazette and Kolasinac start for Arsenal tonight


Arsenal have decided to hand Premier League debuts to both Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac as the Gunners open their new domestic campaign at home to Leicester City this evening.

Lacazette is to form part of a three-man attacking line that also includes Mesut Ozil and Danny Welbeck, while Kolasinc will sit alongside Rob Holding and Nacho Monreal in an Arsenal back-three.

As for the visitors, the Foxes have also handed a club debut to centre-back Harry Maguire following his move from Hull City.

Craig Shakespeare has opted to leave new signing Kelechi Iheanacho on the bench, although supposed Roma target Riyad Mahrez features in a starting XI that also includes Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki.

Arsenal: Cech; Holding, Monreal, Kolasinca; Bellerin, Elneny, Xhaka, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Ozil, Welbeck, Lacazette
Subs: Ospina, Giroud, Ramsey, Walcott, Iwobi, Mustafi, Coquelin

Leicester City: Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs, Mahrez, Ndidi, James, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy

Subs: Hamer, Chilwell, Amartey, King, Gray, Slimani, Iheanacho

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