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Summary

  1. FT: Man Utd 2-1 Leicester in first game of new Premier League season
  2. Manager news conferences before weekend games
  3. Everton sign Mina, Gomes and Bernard on deadline day
  4. GET INVOLVED: #bbcfootball

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By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    That's your lot.

    The Premier League starts today as Manchester United host Leicester. Woohoo.

    Until then.

  2. In case you missed it earlier...

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp compared his side to being "Rocky Balboa and not Ivan Drago".

    Hit the play button below.

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  3. Luiz visa case explained

    Arsenal v Man City (Sun, 16:00BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Basically, Luiz did not automatically qualify for a work permit, so Manchester City had to apply for an exemption.

    However, because Luiz only started one league game on loan with Girona, the FA, who have responsibility for granting exemptions, decided the Brazilian wasn't worth it.

    Guardiola has said Luiz will now be loaned out again, although, wherever he goes, unless the youngster actually plays on a regular basis, he is not going to get his work permit next year either.

  4. Emery considering left-back options

    Arsenal v Man City (Sat, 16:00 BST)

    Arsenal

    An injury update from Unai Emery...

    "We have Koscielny out with a long injury and then also Kolasinac has a long injury. Today, Nacho Monreal began to train with the team.

    "As well, Danny Welbeck has come in this week but on Sunday it will be early to start playing him.

    "The other players are OK and we are working on the possibility to work with another player, who has experience in this [left-back] position.

    "We want to give him confidence and the possibility to play. I'm not sure because I am going to decide tomorrow or on Sunday on the first 11, but Ainsley is the player who started the last match against Lazio."

  5. 'No target position' for Wolves

    Wolves v Everton (Sat, 17:30 BST)

    Wolves

    Wolves will not be affected by high outside expectations this season, says head coach Nuno Espirito Santo.

    "We cannot control expectations outside, it doesn't affect us.

    "We are comfortable and confident with the way we are starting the game tomorrow. We are ready.

    "There is no aim or target position. We are highly motivated to play in the Premier League."

  6. 'Kroenke move is positive'

    Arsenal v Man City (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    Arsenal

    Unai Emery suggested majority shareholder Stan Kroenke's move to take complete control of the club is a positive thing.

    Many fans were unhappy with the news.

    But Emery said: "I met the Kroenke family in Atlanta and he gave us his commitment in this project with Arsenal.

    "For me, it's positive and his commitment is for me, to Arsenal, the most important."

  7. 'A new culture'

    Arsenal v Man City (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    Arsenal

    Unai Emery is looking forward to taking on the champions in his first Premier League game.

    "We want to start well, we want to play and we want to show our quality," he said.

    "I want to be together with the supporters and to start a new way, a new process. With the same players and also our new players with us, with a new culture and new staff."

  8. 'Arsenal players have smile on face'

    Arsenal v Man City (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    Arsenal

    Arsenal boss Unai Emery is speaking to the media now.

    "I am looking every day and the players are smiling in training with a big collective spirit. They are working and finishing tired but with a smile also on their face."

  9. Pep not happy about visa blow

    Arsenal v Man City (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Pep Guardiola is frustrated at the Home Office decision to deny Douglas Luiz a work permit.

    The 20-year-old signed a five-year deal with Manchester City 12 months ago and spent last season on loan at Girona.

    Guardiola wanted Luiz to provide back-up to defensive midfielder Fernandinho but was told yesterday the Brazilian would not be allowed to play in England as he does not fulfil the criteria due to lack of national team experience.

    Guardiola said: "It is difficult to understand. Anyone in the world should be able to work where he wants. We spent £12m or £14m on him because he can play. Me and the manager of Brazil know more about it than someone who has never seen him play a game or do a training session."

  10. Quote of the day

    Fulham v Crystal Palace (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Fulham

    Fulham have spent over £100m on 12 new signings, including five on deadline day.

    Manager Slavisa Jokanovic has come out with a cracking quote:

    “I’m not Santa Claus - there are no presents. The players need to fight for their places."

    He could be good value this season.

    The Serbian added: "We've made a great investment in the transfer market and I'm hoping we'll see an immediate benefit."

  11. 'Fans are positive'

    Fulham v Crystal Palace (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Fulham

    Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic has set out his target for the new season, after promotion to the Premier League.

    "It's important to show ambition and desire to stay up - that's our first target," he said. "We're building a team to be competitive at this level.

    "I'm excited. Our target remain the same - win all three points.

    "I’m focused on my working hard. I prefer to work step-by-step. I’m happy that our fans are positive and we’ll do our best to make them satisfied."

  12. Fulham team news

    Fulham v Crystal Palace (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Fulham

    Fulham have been spending the moolah this summer, but who's a doubt and who's out for their game with Palace tomorrow?

    "I can't use Denis Odoi tomorrow, who's suspended. Alfie Mawson hasn't started working with us yet. Tim Ream and Ayite Floyd are injured," says boss Slavisa Jokanovic.

  13. 'Competition is good'

    Newcastle v Tottenham (Sat, 12:30 BST)

    Newcastle United

    Newcastle brought in seven players in the transfer window.

    Manager Rafael Benitez said:

    "To bring in new players is important, because if a player sees someone running faster, they have to run faster too. The competition is good.

    "The reality is that we have a team that did well last year. We are ready. I am quite excited and quite happy because I can see the players working hard and training as well as they did last year.

    "Federico Fernandez is not in the squad, because I think it has come too late. He needs some time to get to know his teammates, and the understanding between the defenders."

  14. 'Spurs one of the best teams'

    Newcastle v Tottenham (Sat, 12:30 BST)

    Newcastle United

    Tottenham were the only Premier League side not to sign a player in the transfer window.

    Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez said:

    "I would say it is a surprise that they (Tottenham) didn’t sign anyone. But at the same time, they had at least 11 players in the World Cup.

    "We are talking about one of the best teams in the Premier League, and in terms of English players, Tottenham are the best team."

  15. 'Focus on football'

    Newcastle v Tottenham (Sat, 12:30 BST)

    Newcastle United

    Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has had a tough summer.

    The Spaniard said: "The Premier League is so competitive, you have to fight. It will be difficult. The main thing for me now is to be sure I bring the best from our players.

    "The way to do that is to focus on football. Now is the time to focus on Tottenham, and this very difficult game.

    "Every season, every game is different. Jonjo Shelvey is more mature. The players know we’re playing against a very good team, and the key is to stay focused and have the right mindset from the first moment."

  16. Post update

    They keep coming.

    Here's Rafael Benitez...

  17. 'Thank you Jurgen'

    Arsenal v Man City (Sun, 16:00 BST)

    Manchester City

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp thinks Man City are favourites for the title - Pep Guardiola isn't biting... or is he?

    "Thank you Jurgen. Since nine years I live with that situation. No problem. Every season I am the favourite. We are the favourties. Thank you Jurgen."

  18. 'More than ready'

    Wolves v Everton (Sat, 15:00 BST)

    Everton

    And finally from Everton boss Marco Silva:

    "I am ready, I am happy and the environment at the club is good. Everyone has a smile and everything starts on Saturday.

    "The players, me and the club, we are more than ready."

  19. 'Lookman in my plans'

    Wolves v Everton (Sat, 17:30 BST)

    Everton

    Anymore outgoing?

    Everton manager Marco Silva said: "Ademola Lookman is in my plans. He's an important player for our squad. I know the speculation but I've analysed his quality and now is our moment to develop him. He is our present and our future."

    "We will see what happens in the next few weeks. When something happens we will let you know."