The English Premier League opening week

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Class is class, whether he was first choice or not - this guy is the real deal in my eyes, this guy will become a top Premier League striker.

"Manchester United are one of the top three football clubs in the world, no doubt about it", he said in an interview conducted by UEFA.

The curtains open on the new Premier League season to reveal a scene smothered with money.

"I think sooner or later it is going to finish", he said.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola outlines his long-term vision for the club as he enters his second season.

"He wants more at the highest level so we are having conversations and we are discussing the possibility of him to stay with us for the second part of the season".

"We are in a position to do quality work better than we did in the first season, so I am convinced that our second season, in terms of the quality of our team, is going to be better".

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

"So I think it's a good buy for Leicester".

There were some promising signs last season - an opening salvo of 10 straight wins, a stunning Champions League victory over Barcelona - but City never found any consistent form.

The Gunners all-time top scorer backed the 21-year-old forward to deliver at the King Power Stadium after netting 12 goals in 46 league games for the Manchester City.

United have added striker Romelu Lukaku, midfielder Nemanja Matic and defender Victor Lindelof to their squad.

Shakespeare praised Vardy, as well Harry Maguire after the close-season recruit from Hull City turned in an all-action debut from centre-back.

"Giroud? He's fantastic", Wenger said of the France global, who usually started on the bench last season and had been linked with a move away from The Emirates. It stands true in club football as well; especially in the marathon that is the league.

"I think everybody is in Europe". Last season two were not.

Wenger, who has plenty of attacking options in his squad, added: "It's a long time since we had so much quality".

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the lone player to reach double figures in the league with 17, while Juan Mata and Wayne Rooney were the next best with a mere six. "But the football club is one thing and the team's credentials going into a competition are another thing entirely".



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