Ramsey and Ozil doubtful for Arsenal’s Premier League opener

Aaron Ramsey is unlikely to play in Arsenal’s Premier League opener against Leicester City due to a calf injury, while Mesut Ozil can also be in doubt for the Emirates Stadium clash.
Attacking midfield duo Ramsey and Ozil missed Sunday’s Community Shield showdown with Chelsea at Wembley, where new Arsenal signing Sead Kolasinac cancelled out Victor Moses’ opener to seal a 1-1 draw right after Pedro was sent off for the Premier League champions.
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.
Wenger known as for Arsenal to take encouragement from the result but guard against the early season stumbles which have hindered them more than recent years, although they may well must make do with out two essential performers.
“Mesut got a kick on his ankle and it truly is swollen. He couldn’t practice and he could not play,” Wenger told a news conference.
“Overall, we’ll see – he includes a little possibility to play on Friday night. Ramsey features a likelihood to play but he might be short at the same time. He has a small calf difficulty.”
On besting Chelsea in the national stadium, as Arsenal did within the FA Cup final two-and-a-half months ago, Wenger added: “It’s an encouragement, it is no greater than that. We desire to come across an excellent balance among the confidence we are able to get out of this game and also the urgency that each and every Premier League game demands.
“We’ve had some undesirable starts more than the last 4 years inside the initial games within the Premier League but we’ve the intensity in our preparations that we need to be ready.
“Let’s go in to the Premier League with the very same discipline, the identical spirit and see exactly where we are able to go. You have seven or eight teams who will say, ‘we can win it, the Premier League’, so that makes it extremely fascinating.
“Chelsea are going to be there once again, they are a top-quality team. You can’t discount Chelsea.”