Soccer – Shakespeare upbeat ahead of Arsenal test

Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare is confident his side can get a result in their Premier League opener at Arsenal on Friday. Shakespeare is well aware the Foxes will have to be at their best to deny Arsenal all three points but he says his players are relishing the prospect of opening their campaign at the Emirates Stadium. He told the club's official website: "The quality of their players, their fan base and the money that they can spend, they've always been dangerous. "They're the FA Cup winners and Community Shield winners and they've got tremendous strength in depth so they'll always be up there. "[They have made] good additions to the quality they already have there." He added: "Because it is the first game, [the squad] is chomping at bit to get started. "Players will put an emphasis on pre-season that they want enough games and minutes on the pitch but whoever we play in the first game is exciting. "We're in most competitive league in world at the moment. We've spoken about the money spent. We have to try and win most of games that we compete in but we know the rollercoaster that the Premier League can be as well." Leicester are are 6/1 with bet365 to claim the win Arsenal can be backed at 1/2 and a draw is 15/4.

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