Britain Football Soccer - Arsenal v Liverpool - Premier League - Emirates Stadium - 14/8/16. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks dejected after the match. Action Images via Reuters / Tony O'Brien
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said his team were not physically ready for the Premier League season after opening the campaign with a chaotic 4-3 defeat at home to Liverpool.With Per Mertesacker and Gabriel injured and Laurent Koscielny short of match fitness, Wenger deployed Calum Chambers, 21, and 20-year-old debutant Rob Holding at centre-back in Saturday's game.Like Koscielny, Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil are returning to fitness after Euro 2016 and to compound matters, Aaron Ramsey and Alex Iwobi were both forced off by injury in the second half.Arsenal visit defending champions Leicester City Saturday and Wenger is unsure whether Koscielny, Ozil and Giroud will be ready to return to action at the King Power Stadium.Visiting manager Jurgen Klopp blamed himself for his team's lapses in concentration, saying that his exuberant reaction to Mane's goal in the 63rd minute had made his players feel the game was already won.
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