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Arsenal-Leicester opens up Friday night Premier League action

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Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, left, celebrates scoring his side’s first goal with Mesut Ozil during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in London, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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Friday nights were a resounding success in the Premier League last season, and now England’s top flight has announced its first match in the slot for the 2017/18 campaign.

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Arsenal will host Leicester City from the Emirates Stadium on August 11 to kick off the start of the PL season, while another Friday night clash will occur the following month.

The second Friday night fixture of the season will commence on September 15 as newcomers Brighton & Hove Albion travel to Bournemouth.