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Man City players happy with three at the back, says Kompany

Man City players happy with three at the back, says Kompany”

One of their 15 draws came last season but was at Turf Moor, which also witnessed 10 of their 11 league wins for the season.

"It's the start of the Premier League and it's very important for us".

Manager Pep Guardiola's focus on bringing in quality wide players on either flank has been crucial to City's strategy of stretching opponents in pre-season. After under-performing last season, City are genuine title contenders, with many tipping Guardolia's outfit to lift the trophy at the end of the season on the back of some impressive-looking activity in the transfer market. The game will show how well manager Arsene Wenger has prepared to fight back into the top four after they missed out last season.

The 2017/2018 season of the English Premier League will kick off this weekend with first game scheduled to hold at the Emirate Stadium on Friday where Arsenal will lock horns with the 2015/2016 champions, Leicester City.

The full-back positions appear to have been locked down by the acquisition of Benjamin Mendy and Kyle Walker, although Brazilian Danilo may challenge for a starting berth and it seems as though it is further up the pitch that City now need to look.

Manchester City have won each of their last six opening day contests in the Premier League, the best current run in the competition.

After winning the last Premier League season with 93 points on the table and with 30 wins out of 38 games, one cannot drag them further down in the list of contenders for this season.

United did not finish lower than third in the Premier League era under Sir Alex Ferguson, but since his retirement have ended seventh, fourth, fifth and sixth. Their stock has plunged so dramatically they can be backed at double figure odds to win the title this year and are fifth favourites in the outright betting behind Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham.

Jose Mourinho was in charge for the latter campaign and, despite securing Europa League, EFL Cup and Community Shield glory, along with Champions League qualification, knows they have to do better in the league.



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