Shakespeare: Opening fixtures will test us

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare believes his players face a challenging yet exciting start to their 2017/18 Premier League campaign.

The Foxes will be tested early in their season as they are set to take on four of the top-six clubs in their first six games.

They will travel to Arsenal for their opening clash before an away game at Manchester United and home meetings with Chelsea and Liverpool.

"Fixture release day is always something to look forward to and this year we've been handed what is both a very challenging and exciting start to our season, which is exactly what you have to expect in the Premier League," Shakespeare told the Leicester Mercury.

"We've had some great battles with Arsenal in recent years and travelling there on the opening weekend provides us with a chance to show just what we are capable of against a side that will be challenging near the top of the table."

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