The newspaper revealed on their website that the north London club have been eager to renew both Ozil and team mate Alexis Sanchez' contracts and are close to finalising one of those. New signing Lacazette took no time scoring in front of his new fans as he scored a true strikers goal.
It was one of the most unforgettable opening day matches in recent memory as Arsenal beat Leicester City 4-3 at the Emirates Stadium. He has arguably the best striker in the Premier league in Harry Kane, who scored 29 goals in the league last season, while Dele Alli, Heung-Min Son and Christian Eriksen added 40 goals (These four players scored more goals than the entire Manchester United team last season).
Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season to finish outside the Champions League qualifying spots.
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Ten minutes after the restart saw the host go behind yet again as Vardy who was unmarked headed a corner from Mahrez in.
The game will mark the first time the English top-flight season begins on a Friday in its 129-year history.
Leicester were out to make it a torrid night for Arsenal, though, as Vardy got his second off a corner kick to put the Foxes 3-2 ahead in the 55th minute. "He did very well on the left when we moved him". The game was barely two minutes old when Mohamed Elneny dinked in a cross from an inside-right position onto the head of Lacazette, who casually but firmly nodded the ball into the far corner beyond Kasper Schmeichel's despairing dive. Creating high wages like Ozil's potential new earnings can create problems with other players questioning why they aren't worth the funds. One of them nearly saw Vardy get around Cech only for the goalkeeper to make a fine sliding tackle, only for Leicester to return to a more orthodox and obviously successful way of attacking against this side: swinging balls into the area.