I would be surprised if we decide to sell Alexis at this point. Unless PSG blows us out of the water with an 80+ million euro bid, I think Arsene will remain resolute on holding onto him. I don't get the sense from Alexis that he's unhappy here; he just wants to compete in the Champions League. He's a competitor. I don't believe re-signing him is out of the realm of possibility if we have a good year and compete for the title, so I'm glad that Arsene and the Board has taken such a firm stance.
How about this opening weekend, eh? It looks like this will be another season of big teams dropping points at unexpected times, so it should make for an interesting year. I'm not too worried about conceding 3 goals against Leceister. First of all, Leceister looks to be closer to their 15-16 form than their form last year. Also, we were down our first 3 choice center backs, and far outshot Leceister on the day. Going forward, it will be interesting to see what Wenger does with the wing backs. I think Kolasinac should be a no-brainer at LWB, but Wenger clearly wants to reward Ox for his improved play and is reluctant to drop Bellerin. On form, Hector shouldn't be starting, but I wonder if Wenger has the cojones to make that type of decision with Barca is his ear.