Valencia - he was injured in pre-season.
"I don't think they can challenge on both fronts with the way they play, unless they adapt and they change, the way they play at 100mph from the first minute to the last minute it's very hard to do that Saturday, Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday".
Jean Michael Seri was a transfer target for Barcelona just 12 months ago, but will now be lining up at Craven Cottage rather than the Camp Nou along with former Nice team-mate Maxime Le Marchand, German World Cup victor Andre Schurrle and Alfie Mawson, who earned an England call-up earlier in the year. Plus, the players who featured until the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup are not playing, either.
"They need to get a centre-back in". But you can not have the players that arrived on the last Monday, after World Cup semi-finals, finals and three weeks of holidays, you can not expect them to be fit. They are a good team, a solid team, an experienced team.
With the tactical prowess of Emery in sharp contrast to Arsene Wenger, his successor, you can expect the Gunners not to shy away from taking the game to Guardiola's men.
"I focus on the players I have for the first couple of matches". I think with Leicester it's a little bit different because I think Maguire, Vardy and Schmeichel returned back (late). But it's been a bit of a odd pre-season for these teams with people involved in the World Cup.
"I want this season's title race to be more spicy and I think it will be", Wright said. How closely do you watch their progress over the season?
Spurs are willing to negotiate over Alderweireld but United say they will not pay over the odds for a player who will be available for £25 million next summer. Sometimes players and their entourages they make mistakes in the way they choose a club.
Yet, a shortened window allied to the tight turnaround from the final stages of the World Cup just four weeks ago, left English clubs in a rush against time to get deals done and facing inflated fees when buying from Europe's other top leagues, where the window doesn't close till later this month. It's not anymore about friendlies, it's not anymore about preparation, it's about points.
No one needs to be reminded of how Guardiola's team blew everyone out of the title race past year, and they are huge favorites going into this match.
The Red Devils manager said: "The market closes today".
A runner-up finish in the Premier League was secured, as was a place in the FA Cup final, but more is expected of a global heavyweight despite a tough pre-season.