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HWelcome to ello and our coverage of the 3pm kick-off on the opening weekend of the 2022/23 Premier League season.

Last night, Arsenal got off to a promising start with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace and now their north London rivals begin their campaign today. Antonio Conte has made some useful additions to his Spurs side, who finished fourth last term and will be hoping for three points from the trip to Southampton.

Meanwhile, former European champions Nottingham Forest return to the Premier League after a 23-year absence and mark their return with a tough test at Newcastle United who enjoyed a good second half last season. Forest will arrive in Newcastle with a new-look squad after bringing in 12 players but manager Steve Cooper said the club had not yet completed their transfer business.

Midfielder Jesse Lingard joined on a free transfer and goalkeeper Dan Henderson arrived on loan from Manchester United, while Forest also broke their transfer record to sign Nigerian forward Taiwo Owini from Union Berlin for £17million.

“I think there will be more ins and outs,” Cooper said. “It’s not a straightforward process to bring a player in, I don’t know in terms of numbers.” If I’m honest, we’d love to carry on with a big chunk of the team from last year. Added where we thought we needed to add to compete at the level, but that was never going to happen.

“We’ve had no choice but to make the changes we’ve had to make — and we continue to do so.”

Elsewhere, Liam Cooper, Louis Sinestra and Dan James are absent from Leeds’ Premier League opener against Wolves. And Wolves will be without key striker Raul Jimenez and winger Adama Traore, who are both expected to miss the first two league games.

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has challenged his team to step up their game and aim for a top-half finish after securing the support of the Premier League club’s owners in the transfer market. Villa have signed five players, including Philippe Coutinho, on permanent transfers from Barcelona in the close season as they look to improve on last year’s 14th-place finish.

“It’s about the walk now. It’s very difficult to judge in pre-season whether you’ve improved or not… but to finish 14th was not acceptable,” Gerrard said at Bournemouth later on Saturday. told reporters before his opener.

“I’ve made it very clear to the players and we’re looking for a better level of consistency, and we want to work towards the top of the table. We also want a better run in the cup. We need to give our fans more. Need to give more than that.”

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