Giroud wins thriller for Arsenal


"If the remaining 25 per cent don't arrive I will not moan, I will just go with everything I have to try to win every match I play". "We go to sign and other clubs are always going to ask us for more". If you look at the top six from last season, it will be hard to break into that.

"I'd be shocked if City didn't win the league this year", the Sky Sports pundit told The Debate.

"It's a wonderful game for the club and supporters, as a first game in the Premier League, but we have to make sure it's a good day for the team as well".

Nine games follow over the next two days, including the start of Chelsea's title defense and the Premier League debuts of Brighton and Hove Albion, and Huddersfield Town.

Key Player: Alexandre Lacazette - There is pressure on Arsenal's marquee signing to score the goals to push them towards the title.

Liverpool have won 15 of 20 top-flight meetings with Watford, and six of the last seven.

While Mourinho has welcomed the new signings, he argues that of greater significance is the fact his team will not have their domestic fixture list disrupted by the Europa League this season.

Mourinho has added Lukaku, Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic for a combined cost of £147 million but has lost Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney while Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Ashley Young are long-term absentees through injury. "I rate him as a player but we have similar types with Alex Iwobi, Jack Wilshere back, Mesut Ozil.We have plenty of the same type of players".

It was an incredible escape act from Arsenal, but Giroud claimed his team, who dominated possession and peppered the Leicester goal, never doubted they would hit back.

Mourinho has an impressive record in his second seasons at clubs, winning the title in both spells at Chelsea, as well as at Porto, Inter Milan and Real Madrid. "I have better conditions to deliver a better season than my first one".

Likewise the new world's most expensive goalkeeper Ederson is likely to be Guardiola's number one this season after the Claudio Bravo disaster.

"I will do my best like I did last season".

"We encourage our midfield players to play balls in behind".

Bertrand scored two goals and five assists, accumulating 123 fantasy points in total last season.