But Ozil returned to training this week and is expected to feature in the opening Premier League game of the season tonight (7.45pm United Kingdom time) when Arsenal host Leicester.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola expects to spend less on players next season after a big splash-out in the current transfer window, saying today's squad had been put together with an eye on the future.
Leicester City will look to make a much better start this time around, after struggling early on last season, which eventually led to Claudio Ranieri getting the sack.
Lacazette, who arrived for £45.6m from Lyon, was perfectly placed to take advantage of Wes Morgan misjudging Mohamed Elneny's cross, flicking in a low header to become the fastest-scoring debutant in Premier League history. Bet 365 are giving odds of 8/15 for Arsenal to see past Leicester. "They have some good players too". If so you would have been disappointed but for anyone else it was an absolue thriller and in the end it was a happy night because the Arsenal managed to win.
Arsenal certainly appear to be doing all they can to hold onto their star man, at least for another season, but that will not stop the speculation that's for sure. "We have a game backed on mobility and technique and I think he can integrate that well", Wenger is quoted by www.themirror.co.uk.
'Even when I played Giroud through the middle and him on the left he did very well.
He added: "I have plenty of uncertainties about the players who didn't play against Chelsea".
Alexis Sanchez has also been ruled out with an abdominal injury and Laurent Koscielny is suspended as he's still serving his ban following his dismissal against Everton on the final day of last season.
This season, however, each of the Premier League's top seven will play in Europe, which Mourinho believes is a leveller. But we have all the other players prepared in pre-season and they are all ready.
Sadly, a £12.75 million summer signing Vicente Iborra won't be making his Leicester debut due to a groin injury.