City United: Evolution of a Rivalry

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The inspiration behind Leicester's shock title triumph two seasons ago, the 2016 PFA Player of The Year joins an embarrassment of attacking riches at the Etihad as the champions bid for back-to-back Premier League titles.

In a move created to end disruption and allow English clubs to focus on their football, Premier League clubs had agreed to close the summer transfer window before the start of the 2018-19 season.

Pochettino's belief is strengthened by Tottenham's success in persuading a number of key players, including England striker Harry Kane - the World Cup golden boot victor - to sign new contracts.

Tottenham Hotspur were the only team to register a zero net sales/receipts, with no activity in the transfer window.

The English Premier League's (EPL) transfer window closed on August 9 with more than 1 billion euros spent by the teams.

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"It's not about adding because it's fashionable to sign players", Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said.

Arsenal players have trained so hard as they get ready for their first match the Premier League Champions and Unai Emery will be hoping that they don't disappoint him because he will be hoping to get a great start to his reign at the Emirates Stadium.

Across the League, 108 of our clubs' players took part in the World Cup, with 27 of the 32 competing nations having a Premier League player in their squad.

Nevertheless, Tottenham's official supporters" club released a statement saying they were "dismayed' by zero signings.

"Over the last few years, a manager we revere has forged an exciting team that has challenged for top honours. It is not unreasonable to question if it was really the case that, alone among Europe's top clubs, Spurs could find no player who would improve their squad while our rivals strengthened theirs". "If we are happy with our squad and can not improve our squad, sometimes it's better to keep our squad together". United finished above them last season. "We believe fans are entitled to a full and credible explanation of what has happened this summer".

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