Unai Emery explains Arsenal’s "aggressive" plan to become Premier League champions again

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It just shows the incredible difference in spending power between the Premier League and everywhere else and with £100 million prize money to stay in England's top tier it's no surprise clubs want to spend big.

After the game, Mourinho, missing several midfield options due to injury, praised Pogba for his willingness to start the game after only recently returning from his post-World Cup break.

Emery could not have been handed a more hard start to life at Arsenal with a trip to Chelsea following on from the visit of Manchester City.

At a time of the season when all football fans dare to dream, there has again been little to set pulses racing in Newcastle as owner Mike Ashley refuses to join in the Premier League arms race, much to the chagrin of manager Rafael Benitez.

"I know my responsibilities and I know also the coach has given me freedom to play my football in attack, so I know what I have to do on the pitch".

Nearly every top-flight club strengthened their squad either on deadline day or in the weeks before, the clear exception being Tottenham Hotspur who set a record for being the first top-flight English club since the summer window was introduced in 2003 not to bring in a single new name to bolster the squad.

"It's not about adding because it's fashionable to sign players", Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said.

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Ayew, who has 11 goals in 49 appearances for Ghana, scored 11 times for Swansea last season as he impressed in a struggling side. Tottenham goes into the season banking on what it had previous year , mainly Harry Kane , the World Cup's Golden Boot victor .

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Of course the performance wasn't the best, but it's better to start like this and finish well then start very well and finish bad.

And although Kilbane is expecting to see Pep Guardiola's men retain their crown, he is tipping Liverpool FC to run them close to the title.

The only addition to the north London club is a new stadium and even that will not be ready for the first month at least.

"We have three players Carl Jenkinson, David Ospina and Joel Campbell who have the possibility to leave, but the other players they are with us". It gets tougher for Chris Hughton's side, with four of the next six games against last season's top four.

And Pogba seemed to call for more trust from Mourinho this season. And a squad that most rational observers would agree could benefit from more depth.

He was also asked a follow-up question to clarify that there would be no incomings or outgoings throughout the day.

"We have a lot of ambition to start well on Sunday against the last winners of the Premier League".

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