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Iheanacho Recovers, To Start On Bench Vs Arsenal

Iheanacho Recovers, To Start On Bench Vs Arsenal

By Johnny Edward:

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare has hinted that Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho will not start Friday's opening English Premier League clash away to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

The £25 million signing returned to training with his new teammates on Monday after sustaining a bruise on his ankle on his unofficial debut for Leicester City in the 2-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach last Friday.

Shakespeare told Leicester Mercury that the 20-year-old will be eased into the Foxes squad due to his 'broken pre-season' at his previous club.

Iheanacho did not take part in Manchester City's pre-season prior to his move to the King Power Stadium last week.

"I’d always got plans that he was having 20 minutes. He is behind in terms of his fitness with the others. He’s just joined in,” Shakespeare told Leicester Mercury.

"But you saw as well his sharpness is there, it’s just his overall fatigue. I don’t want to play him too long at the moment.”

Iheanacho is the fourth Nigerian to don the colours of Leicester City after Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Ahmed Musa and Wilfred Ndidi.

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