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Brendan Rodgers admits Arsenal have gone to a ‘new level’ with three new players

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The Gunners will play Rodgers’ Leicester side for their next Premier League match on Saturday at the Emirates Stadium.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers fears his side will be up against an improved Arsenal compared to the one they faced last season.

Rodgers has credited the summer additions of Manchester City duo Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko, as well as the return of William Saliba on loan from Marseille, for taking Arsenal to a ‘new level’.

The three players are likely to feature on Saturday when Mikel Arteta’s side take on a team they beat both home and away last season.

“Arsenal have gone to a new level with the three players who have come into the team,” Rodgers said in a pre-match press conference.

“Saliba is a talented player. He’s gone away and got really good experience and you see him, he’s quick, he can dominate. He’s a fantastic addition and gives them a presence at the back.

“The two other guys coming in from Man City have made a difference. They’re coming from a world-class environment. Jesus is a world-class striker. You see his hunger and desire. It will elevate other players. Zinchenko can play in a couple of positions to the very highest level.

“They have given the squad the confidence and have given Mikel the tools to play how he really wants to play.”

Leicester, in contrast, are yet to sign any new players in the summer transfer window.