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Premier League team news: Arsenal vs Leicester - Sanchez and Iborra to miss out

Alexis Sanchez will miss the clash with the Foxes due to an abdominal injury Photo: PA

Arsenal will be without their injured forward Alexis Sanchez for the opening Premier League game against Leicester on Friday night.

The Chile international suffered an abdominal injury in training and could miss two weeks, while defender Laurent Koscielny is suspended for the visit of the Foxes.

Manager Arsene Wenger has several injury doubts as Mesut Ozil (ankle), Aaron Ramsey (muscular), Per Mertesacker (facial) and Jack Wilshere (leg) could all be absent while Gabriel (knee), Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin (both ankle) are definitely sidelined.

Vicente Iborra will miss the season opener because of a groin injury picked up during pre-season Credit: PA

An injury to summer signing Vicente Iborra will prevent him from making his Leicester debut against Arsenal on Friday night.

The Spanish midfielder, a £12.75million arrival from Sevilla, sustained a groin problem in training this week and the club are waiting for the results of scans to determine the length of his absence. His absence is a blow with Danny Drinkwater (thigh) also out.

Fellow new recruit Kelechi Iheanacho has recovered from the toe injury he suffered against Borussia Monchengladbach last week and is available to make his debut along with Harry Maguire, with Robert Huth recovering from ankle surgery.

Arsenal squad:

Cech, Ospina, Gibbs, Mertesacker, Holding, Monreal, Mustafi, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Ozil, Perez, Giroud, Walcott, Iwobi, Welbeck, Lacazette.

Leicester squad:

Schmeichel, Jakupovic, Hamer, Simpson, Fuchs, Chilwell, Maguire, Morgan, Wasilewski, Benalouane, Ndidi, Amartey, Gray, Albrighton, Thomas, Mahrez, Musa, Vardy, Ulloa, Slimani, Okazaki, Iheanacho.