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Okazaki nets as Leicester lose to Arsenal in Premier League opener

Okazaki nets as Leicester lose to Arsenal in Premier League opener

But during Jose Mourinho's coaching career it has been a cast-iron recipe for success, having won a league title during his sophomore campaign at each club. Leaping from sixth place to top may appear ambitious but United are precisely that.

The Gunners are thought to still be on the lookout for new signings this summer as they prepare to try and challenge for the Premier League title this season.

Giroud also spoke to reporters, saying he's hoping for a bigger role in the future after coming on as a substitute on Friday: "That's a nice start, but obviously I prefer to be on the pitch".

Dare we say Giroud has become one of the Prem's most clinical finishers?

Romelu Lukaku who was runner up for the award, with Everton, a team that didn't even finish in the top 4, is also another serious contestant. The Foxes, however, will be pleased to have come out of preseason without too many players getting hurt. "To come here and score three has to be pleasing in some respect, but it doesn't feel like it". With these six to eight more points, our position in the table would be different. But, in the end, the number of matches will be the same for everybody. I know all of that and I understand your question.

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Guardiola added: "So being favourites this season means nothing".

Unfortunately, Arsenal will be missing star player Alexis Sanchez to injury and Leicester will be missing summer signing Iborra to a groin injury during training for the upcoming season. "I feel that with a bit of work we can get that out of our system".

Albrighton was again the man to make a difference.

Much is made of the difference in earnings between superstar players and the general public, particularly as football revenues increase thanks to massive TV deals. I'm disappointed with the handball in the build up, but once the corner's given you have to defend it better. We always had that.

Murray holds the record for most goals scored in a season in the Championship, which he set with Crystal Palace in 2012-13 with 30 goals. "Yes, but we scored four goals as well and the game was of quality". If he adapts with his team mates, he could win the award.