There is pace and guile in this team, with Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho, Divock Origi, Daniel Sturridge and the impressive Dominic Solanke.
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Substitute Aaron Ramsey rifled home from close range to level before Giroud - introduced alongside the Wales international - headed in an 85th-minute winner to settle a breathless encounter.
Gross knows what to expect at the Amex. Arsenal made the perfect start by lifting the Community Shield against Chelsea, doing so without Alexis Sanchez.
Guardiola said: "It is not just us".
City have spent more than £200million on a squad revamp following last season's underwhelming campaign. Liverpool haven't strengthened where they needed either. Taking advantage of astronomical broadcast contracts and lucrative sponsorship deals, England's superpowers have been splashing the cash at an unprecedented rate.
Gross said: "In Germany it is not that big to go so often to the gym".
DH: There are some big question marks over Chelsea's credentials this season.
So nothing can be taken for granted, even if Albion are on course for a famous result as the fourth official raises the board. "You saw the desire to get on the end of the corner, terrific".
Eric Bailly could start as well, meaning one of Victor Lindelöf or Chris Smalling will head back to the bench.
Roman Abramovich's side used to be defined by three stalwarts: defender John Terry, midfielder Frank Lampard and striker Didier Drogba.
NH: Two clubs who could feature in a relegation battle this season. Step by step, we're going to fight.
DH: Two clubs clinging valiantly to their prized assets amid interest from Premier League rivals.
Leicester's top player, Algerian Riyad Mahrez, announced in May that he wanted to leave the club and at one time it seemed he could be lining up for Wenger's team in the opening game.
"But ultimately it's the manager's decision".
But if you compare our preparation between the two pre-seasons, you'll see the Club are very well prepared for this season.
Yet, a team featuring Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus up front and a sprinkle of attacking midfielders like Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, new signing Bernardo Silva, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling promises lots of goals this season.
DH: Rafa Benitez will be relishing heading up Newcastle's Premier League return and will have a point to prove.
The match will be played at Old Trafford. "We are here to win the games and titles". What is rather less clear, though, is the status of manager Slaven Bilic.
Perhaps surprisingly, the surveyed Newcastle fans - widely regarded (perhaps unfairly) for being a bit parochial - said they would rather see Gareth Southgate's men lift the Jules Rimet than Rafa Benitez's Magpies do the business in the top flight in 2017/18.