Jose Mourinho hoping to continue second-season success record with Manchester United

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Arsenal wanted a penalty for handball against Wilfred Ndidi with referee Mike Dean unmoved, but the equaliser came on the stroke of half-time after Kolasinac unselfishly squared to Welbeck with the goal gaping.

Elneny played a pass to Granit Xhaka who, with very little space, gave the ball away to Albrighton and the former Aston Villa man crossed for Vardy to tuck away his chance from close range.

Mourinho confirmed United are in talks to re-sign striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, following reports from Sky in Italy earlier this week.

"I am not in a position to say that 'I am not happy with' - I am happy with the effort the club did. If that is going to mean better results and the title, I don't know". City conceded 23 fewer shots than Chelsea but let in six more goals; resolving that issue may be trickier.

Manchester City travel to Falmer Stadium to face Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday evening, and are expected to give the newcomers a rude awakening.

Mourinho has guided clubs FC Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Chelsea again, to league titles in his second full season.

"We have had a better pre-season than last year and we have the confidence levels of a team that has won a European competition and returned to the Champions League".

The 35-year-old free agent, who scored 28 goals for the club last season, is battling back to fitness after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in April, though, and Mourinho insisted there is no rush to get a deal done.

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Arsenal fans heading to the Emirates would have been desperate to see Lacazette get off to a fast start at his new club. Pitting the latest Premier League winners against the most recent FA Cup winners, the game is always a thrilling watch.

"It's different to any one of the other leagues".

"It's not just hope it's convinced that the quality of the team will be better, I have conditions to deliver a better one than the first".

Liverpool finished third last season, but if to stand still is to go backwards, then their activity in the transfer market ought to see them knock off a languid Tottenham side and mount an even stronger title assault.

With time running out, Ramsey made sure he did not make the same mistake as he fired past Schmeichel from Xhaka's pass with eight minutes remaining. He has joined on the cheap, and relatively unknown on English soil, but by the time the season is out, there will be widespread acclaim. After Claudio Bravo's struggles last season a new goalkeeper was essential, while Bernardo Silva should reduce the reliance on Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva for midfield creativity. The top seven, we are all in Europe.

It would not be a surprise to see Bilic bite the dust first in the managerial sack race.

"He doesn't want to leave and I'm happy that he wants to stay, but at some stage I opened the door for him because I knew I had many strikers".

"In my initial analysis, coming from January and progressing through the months, I was thinking about four players", Mourinho said. Eric Bailly could start as well, meaning one of Victor Lindelöf or Chris Smalling will head back to the bench.

Schmeichel's brilliant diving stop denied Lacazette a fourth but, from the corner that followed, Giroud headed home off the underside of the crossbar to seal a remarkable three points. The pressure it's never a big problem.