Bridge said: "If you look at the top 10 individual players, you've got three players over £60m, reportedly, and another six over £30m so the value of the players appears to be steadily nudging up each year". Interestingly, what impressed manager Jose Mourinho the most was the performance of the French World Cup victor Paul Pogba.
"I won't be full from a World Cup".
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has insisted that he is eager to win more trophies after helping his side to a 2-1 win over Leicester City. Harry Kane committed his future to Tottenham before heading to the World Cup and finishing as England's top-scorer as the national team reached the semi-finals.
But with Leicester demanding a fee of £75million - a world record for a defender - United looked elsewhere, though were ultimately left without any defensive recruits after a frustrating window.
Arsenal will be playing against Manchester City on Sunday and this will be a special one for the fans because they will be hoping to see the performance of their new manager in the 2018/19 Premier League campaign. Although Premier League clubs can't sign players until January, Pogba could still be sold to a leading European league this month.
With some few hours to end the transfer deadline on Thursday, Manchester United were expecting to grab a late hour transfer to beef up their defence but the Uruguayan refused to move to Old Trafford. Jorginho was Chelsea's first close-season signing as the Italy midfielder followed Sarri from Napoli in a £57-million deal.
Of the players transferred-in, just £175m (14%) relate to intra-Premier League transfers, a record low proportion across the history of the summer transfer window.
Regarded as a football savant cut from the same cloth as the obsessive Wenger, Emery has impressed Arsenal's players with his detailed video analysis, spending up to 12 hours ahead of each game working on footage for his squad.