Premier League Preview: Has Arsenal Pulled It Together? Will United Fall Apart?

Six contenders (more or less) and five story lines (plus a few extra) as the new season kicks off with everyone chasing Manchester City (again).

Somehow, it is that time again. Cue the dramatic music, crank up the content generator and get ready to absorb the hottest takes around: the Premier League season is upon us once again.

Quite what form this edition of soccer’s great hubristic soap opera will take is, of course, not yet clear. That, after all, is the fun of the thing.

As the 20 teams in the richest league in the world return to the field this weekend, though, there are several questions that linger over everything.

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