Premier League new season started with a bang and entertained all the lovers of this game. Although it seems like the previous season has ended just yesterday, it was worth having football back in action. Some exciting and intriguing football matches were in the store on the opening day of the new season. New season kicked off with Gunners showing their flare against newly promoted Fulham side and outclassing them on their own turf. The most anticipated fixture of the match day was between Liverpool and Leeds. The match stood out on expectation and was an delight to watch. Everton and Tottenham match turned out to be one sided as Everton came away with an win against spurs.
Here are the top-5 things we learned from Match day -1 of the New premier league season:
1) Arsenal improving under New Manager Mikel Arteta
Arsenal won the league opener against newly promoted Fulham at craven cottage. As a result of the win on the opening day,Arsenal won Match day-1 match for the consecutive season first time since 2009. After an short Pre-season, it did not look like they seemed rusty and in spite were all guns blazing. Mikel Arteta under his new role of Manager won the first league game for Arsenal. Arsenal will be challenging for premier league title this season if they get some quality signing such as Partey or Aouar. Arsenal eyeing Lyon’s Houssem Aouar to bolster attacking threat
2) New signings making instant impact at Arsenal
Arsenal new signing Willian and Gabriel impressed on their premier league debut. Meanwhile,Willian who joined Arsenal from Chelsea on a free transfer impressed with his performance. Willian provided hat-trick of assists in the game against Fulham to win the match for Gunners.Moreover, Another Brazilian starred on the debut for Arsenal opening his account in the debut match. Gabriel was rock solid in the defense after few lapses in the early minutes of the match. Gabriel will be looking to fix his place in the starting eleven following his debut performance. Further in absence of David Luiz, Mustafi and chambers, Brazilian will be looking to cement his place as a starter.
3) Leeds are back in the PL and are ready to fight
Leeds United are back in the premier league after a time span of 16 years. Manager Marcelo Biesla led Leeds united had been a strong force in championship. Leeds opening fixture was against Reigning champions Liverpool and what a great aisle of match it was. Leeds gave a tough fight to reigning champions coming back three times after conceding at Anfield. Certainly, Leeds under the management of Marcelo Biesla will be tough force to get past.
4) Defending Champion Liverpool needs some quality signing
Reigning champions Liverpool started their premier league campaign against EFL championship winner Leeds United. Liverpool edged past the peacocks in a 7 goal thriller. Mohammed Salah hat-trick helped red get past Leeds in an intense thriller. Reds may have won the match but they got the reality check going into the season. Firstly, Liverpool need quality signings this transfer window to help retain the premier league title. However,Spanish and Bayern Midfielder Thiago is under the radar of Liverpool.They will try to get the service of Spanish magician as Manchester united are also interested in him. Merseyside club may need signing or two in order to retain the top spot.
5) James Rodriguez shines on his Premier League debut
Colombian forward James Rodriguez signed for the toffees in a 25 million euro deal. James Rodriguez reunited with his old pal and manager Carlo Ancelotti. Moreover, Carlo Ancelotti bringing some serious talents at Merseyside – James Rodriguez,Allan and Doucoure. Although many of the football pundits had written off James saying he would not be able to cop up with physicality of the league. James had a one hell of a debut against north London club tottenham. James Rodriguez created 5 chances in a debut game against tottenham the most by any player since Alexis Sanchez. Everton will be looking to have such performances against the big club for them to qualify for European competition next season.