Match-winner Giroud can still do a job for Arsenal, says Wenger

Solenn Plantier
Août 13, 2017

Giroud is in his prime, at the top of his game.

This is a big season for Pep and his side since they have spent a lot of money in the transfer window and they will be expected to win the league. We tried to push, we kept believing in our game, carried on, pushing hard and we've been courageous to the end and thank goodness we won this game.

"It's going to be tough, very tough".

After a summer full of anticipation for fans, The Seagulls begin their first top flight season for 34 years at home to Manchester City at the Amex tomorrow evening. There's a gulf between Albion and City.

The Saturday program of the long-awaited first round of the English championship will be finished with the match between Manchester City and Brighton, which for the first time in history will play in the Premier League.

Further forward, however, the omissions in this line-up show just how much strength and depth Manchester City possess.

"Mistakes will happen and we'll be up against teams this season who are better teams than us and have better players than us".

Mourinho said: "I think everybody is in Europe". The defensive addition of Sead Kolasinac looks to be a strong signing.

"Holding will be a great central defender but tonight after one or two mistakes he lost a bit of confidence and you could feel that".

As the Premier League gears up for a return to action this weekend, Press Association Sport takes a statistical look at some of the key match-ups in the opening round of fixtures.

Despite Romelu Lukaku's arrival, Mourinho knows the Belgian can not be relied upon exclusively, and requires more from the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcus Rashford.

"I'm very pleased for the team and hope we can carry on".

However, the United boss insists it is not just down to the Belgian to pick up the slack this term, telling a news conference on Friday: "What I had in other clubs was more players scoring goals".

Guardiola, a former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager, has yet to win a trophy since taking charge of City at the start of last season. I'm going to be fearless and say the game will finish 4-0.

"I'm happy the goals we conceded we can work on together".

"Anthony Knockaert seems to be one of Brighton's better players".

As the Premier League season draws near, the hype surrounding it is also at its pinnacle. They all stay in Lyon.

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