Here is Nick Ames this morning on Gabriel Magalhães’s arrival at Arsenal. There may well be less reason for people to laugh at the Arsenal defence this season.
It begins. Gareth Bale is on his way to London.
Nick Ames, Simon Burnton and Daniel Harris have previewed the weekend to come. Of course, Chelsea v Liverpool will be the centrepiece as the champions look to take advantage of a Chelsea squad that isn’t yet fully fit at the beginning of this season. On Monday, Wolves will look to take advantage of a City defence that has some issues to resolve right now.
Hello! It still feels strange to already be deep into another Premier League season just weeks after we escaped the last one, but here we are again ahead of matchday two. This is what awaits us on the weekend:
Everton v West Brom
Leeds United v Fulham
Manchester United v Crystal Palace
Arsenal v West Ham
Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur
Newcastle United v Brighton & Hove Albion
Chelsea v Liverpool
Leicester City v Burnley
Aston Villa v Sheffield United
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester City
Of course, we will also be following that private jet closely as Gareth Bale is expected to fly to England today to complete his loan to Tottenham.