Shakespeare Relishing Arsenal Test
Manager Craig Shakespeare has said Leicester City are relishing the Premier League opener against Arsenal on Friday evening.
Heading to the Emirates Stadium for the 2017/18 opener, Shakespeare has already given his injury update for the game, and he obviously discussed the match itself as he met with the media.
Speaking to lcfc.com Shakespeare knew it would be a tough test against Arsene Wenger's side, but equally he was happy to be back in action.
'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.'
With Leicester yet to take victory over Arsenal during the Premier League era, Shakespeare remained positive and restated his belief in the group.
'There`s always a first time. It would be nice to think it would be Friday night.'
He went on to say.
'Sometimes I may not look or sound like it but I`ve been involved in football since the age of 16 and you try and have a calmness outside. Inside, sometimes you can`t wait. We`ve had pre-season and I`m not a massive fan of it. You want the first game and that`s when the real-life football starts.'
'I think 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.'