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Bad news for Leicester before their Arsenal EPL opener

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The 2017-18 Premier League season kicks off in less than a month.

The first match of the new EPL season will be staged at the Emirates Satdium, as Arsenal host Leicester City.

For much of the summer, the Gunners and the Foxes have been linked in the gossip columns amid talk that Riyad Mahrez could leave the King Power Stadium to join Arsene Wenger’s charges.

Whether that happens remains up in the air, but Leicester fans have been hit with some bad news on Tuesday concerning defender Robert Huth.

Out injured

The 32-year-old German centre-half has already been ruled out of Leicester’s opener at Arsenal.

In truth, the Foxes will have to manage without Huth for longer than that too, as it’s been revealed on Tuesday the defender is now out of action for up to two months.

Huth has undergone ankle surgery. The BBC report:

Leicester City defender Robert Huth is expected to be out for six to eight weeks after ankle surgery.

“He’s had an operation and thankfully it was successful,” said Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare. “We thought it might be worse.”

The Foxes have boosted their defensive options in the summer signing Harry Maguire from Hull. He’s likely to partner Wes Morgan at the heart of the Foxes backline at the start of the season.