"We needed to do that this summer because it was one of the oldest teams in Europe, not just the Premier League". Zlatan Ibrahimovic got 17 as part of 28 in all competitions before his campaign was ended early by a knee ligament injury.
After two straight opening day defeats, and a series of failures in the league, this really is no-more-excuses time for Wenger, who, amidst much objection, signed a new two-year contract. What we had was midfielders, wingers, scoring, central defenders scoring goals at set pieces. "People say in my first press conference we are favourites".
City have spent around 200 million pounds ($259.46 million) to strengthen their squad in the close-season with other title contenders including Chelsea and Manchester United also spending heavily to bolster their teams.
Premier League action is back on Friday as Arsenal hosts Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium to kick off the 2017/18 campaign.
"We didn't have full-backs and you have to buy full-backs", the Spaniard added.
The top six from last season have all retained their managers and it promises to be an exciting run of 380 games. "It will not be easy but we travel to win the game".
Romelu Lukaku is a very good signing and Nemanja Matic is a brilliant pick-up from Chelsea.
"Pep: "@ManCity won't spend like this season again, I assure you. But he insists, despite that, the title is a more realistic target.
"Obviously I knew that I was going to have a chance so we tried to push".
"There are [big clubs with funds] but we're a club who don't need to sell, which is vitally important".
"I think because it is the first game, [the squad] is chomping at the bit to get started", Shakespeare said.
"Kolasinac is a good player, he has an attitude that is suited to the premier league, that means hes determined, aggressive, forceful and he wants to play".
He was the club's Player of the Year in Jose Mourinho's final season and has struggled under new manager Antonio Conte.