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By Laura Savvas

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  1. Goodbye!

    That's all from today's Premier League news conferences.

    Join me again tomorrow morning as we hear from the likes of Ole Gunnar Solskaer and Pep Guardiola.

    In the meantime, head here to keep up to date with the Ashes.

    See you on the flip side!

  2. Ozil & Kolasinac '100%' mentally ready - Emery

    Arsenal v Burnley (Sat, 12:30 BST)

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    Video caption: Mesut Ozil & Sead Kolasinac 100% mentally ready - Emery
  3. Your Premier League predictions: How your table for 2019-20 looks

    In the UK, August is traditionally a time when families get away for breaks in the school summer holidays.

    But should we spare a thought for footballers, who have been back at work for weeks without any prospect of a holiday for nearly 12 months?

    Liverpool's Sadio Mane has highlighted the issue saying he's not had a proper break for seven years, after spending most of July helping Senegal reach the Africa Cup of Nations final.

    BBC Sport takes a look at how footballers have shifted from R&R to a summer slog.

    Sadio Mane
  4. Kick It Out condemn racist abuse towards Chelsea striker Abraham


    Anti-racism charity Kick It Out has condemned racist abuse aimed at Tammy Abraham after Chelsea's Super Cup defeat by Liverpool in Istanbul.

    Striker Abraham, 21, was targeted on social media after his side lost 5-4 on penalties after the match ended 2-2.

    Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian kept out Abraham's spot-kick to secure victory for the Champions League winners.

    "Such abuse is now increasingly predictable, but no less disgusting," said Kick It Out.

    "We send our support to Tammy and reiterate our call for Twitter and other social companies to clamp down on this level of abuse.

    "This is a call to action - we want to know what they are going to do to tackle this insidious problem."

    Tammy Abraham
  5. Arsenal 'working on' security for players

    Arsenal v Burnley (Sat, 12:30 BST)


    Emery also discussed whether footballers need their own private security.

    The Gunners boss said: "The club is working and helping them about that. I am helping them in the training and preparation."

  6. 'Lot of possibility for further transfers'

    Southampton v Liverpool (Sat, 15:00 BST)


    On Liverpool going to extra time in the Super Cup: "I heard the message from Jurgen that he thought we’d celebrate, I was happy that they were playing longer but this is because I have more pictures to show my players."

    On European transfer deadline: "There is still a lot of possibility for a lot of players. Maybe on loan but we would prefer permanent deals as it helps both parties."

    Ralph Hasenhuttl
  7. 'We've had a busy intense week' - Hasenhuttl

    Southampton v Liverpool (Sat, 15:00 BST)


    Ralph Hasenhuttl says the Saints have had a "busy intense week".

    "To win a game in the Premier League if you make mistakes it's important to help each other," he said.

    "We tried to push the game away at the start of the week. We cancelled the day off to focus."

    Ralph Hasenhuttl
  8. BreakingCanaries condemn fan behaviour from Liverpool match

    Norwich City have just released the following statement:

    "Norwich City can confirm the individual who entered the field of play from the stand at Anfield on Friday night did not hold an away membership with the Club and did not purchase a ticket via our official Club channels.

    "The individual has now been banned for life from Carrow Road and will also be subject to legal proceedings.

    "Please be aware that any other person(s) who encroach on the pitch at any fixture involving Norwich City will be handed the same punishment."

  9. Post update

    Let's hear from Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl now.

  10. 'We need an important game plan with our structure and tactical positioning'

    Arsenal v Burnley (Sat, 12:30 BST)


    On Burnley: "Really it’s going to be a very physical match. We need that adaptation, to be strong and an important game plan with our structure and tactical positioning. They're very strong with the duels."

    On fitting Lacazette and Aubameyang into the team: "Last year they played a lot of matches together, Auba right or left as a winger.

    “His capacity can help us this year. They are strikers but above all I think we can use them in different situations.”

    Lacazette and Aubameyang
  11. 'My idea is to create a big personality'

    Arsenal v Burnley (Sat, 12:30 BST)


    On keeping an away clean sheet: "We can achieve our way with different circumstances. Really the clean sheet is important but the most important is to win. If we can win scoring a lot of goals better, if we can have a clean sheet each match it’s perfect.

    “My idea is to create a big personality, a big idea thinking we’re an offensive team and after being strong defensively.

    “We worked very well that match, above all defensively we worked very compact. The balance, we must improve.”

  12. 'We need to be competitive in each position'

    Arsenal v Burnley (Sat, 12:30 BST)


    On Newcastle: "We really, we need to improve. We were happy with that three points, we played seriously but I want to improve on each position for us. Better build-up, better progress with the combinations, safer each moment when we pass the ball between us. When we progress with the ball like a team we can find better positions and solutions in the attacking third.

    “We worked in a way with very big commitment with each player. We need to and can improve with the same players and other players who were out of that match. First my idea is to get better like a strong team, being competitive in each position.

    “We work and stay confident, some players need more with them. After that victory we can have confidence and three points, working and thinking of things to improve next match.”

    Arsenal and Newcastle
  13. Emery to decide on potential Pepe start tomorrow

    Arsenal v Burnley (Sat, 12:30 BST)


    On whether Nicolas Pepe could start against Burnley: "I am going to decide tomorrow because now is a small difference for my decision about the player. It depends how they will be tomorrow in the training. Pepe is training with us, improving with us, knowing us.

    “He’s understanding our style little by little and physically getting better. He is more close to help us at the beginning [of the match].”

    Nicolas Pepe and Unai Emery
  14. 'My focus is to be positive'

    Arsenal v Burnley (Sat, 12:30 BST)


    On whether Ozil wants to leave for Washington: "Really, really when we’re starting playing against Burnley, can you think I am thinking and losing my time if the player can leave here?

    “My focus, my direction is playing on Saturday.”

    More on Ozil and Kolasinac: “Their mentality is focused on us, for training and the match.

    “My focus is to be positive and think the players are 100 per cent with their mind here. I want to help them be normal with us, training, thinking and above all taking the focus for each match."

    Ozil and Emery
  15. 'We need to impose our game plan and be confident'

    Arsenal v Burnley (Sat, 12:30 BST)


    More from Emery on his game plan against Burnley: “Saturday we need all the best for us individually and collectively.

    “Above all we need to impose our game plan and be confident, be with our supporters, feeling good to try to impose our idea.

    "We have a lot of things to be positive about.“

    Unai Emery
  16. 'We can decide to choose different options in each position'

    Arsenal v Burnley (Sat, 12:30 BST)


    On whether the new signings are ready: "Each player is different. After Newcastle and this week the players are working well. We can decide to choose different options in each position. Really I think we need to be competitive.

    “We need different options to decide who is better each match. The new players, the players who were with us last year, the young players, we can achieve our way each match with confidence."

    Unai Emery
  17. Emery 'pleased' to have Ozil and Kolasinac back

    Arsenal v Burnley (Sat, 12:30 BST)


    Emery further addressed the situation with Ozil and Kolasinac: "They came back training with us on Tuesday, they came to start training with us, we had it off. Mesut Ozil is a little sick, he didn’t train yesterday.

    “Each training gives us good information, different options with them. Am I pleased to have them back? Of course.

    "If they are training consistently each day with normal work I am going to decide and achieve the best solution each moment. It’s positive they are with us now."

    Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac
  18. BreakingMesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac return to training

    Arsenal v Burnley (Sat, 12:30 BST)


    Arsenal manager Unai Emery is "100% confident" Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac are mentally ready to play against Burnley on Saturday.

    The pair were left out of the Gunners' season-opening win over Newcastle because of "further security fears" after being involved in a carjacking attempt by an armed gang in July.

    Midfielder Ozil and left-back Kolasinac have retuned to training.

    Two men have since been charged with a public order offence.

    Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac
  19. 'We're enthusiastic but it's going to be difficult this year'

    Arsenal v Burnley (Sat, 12:30 BST)


    Emery on the first home game of the season: "It’s the first match at home this year and we’re looking forward to meeting with our supporters in the Emirates.

    "We’re preparing with big work, we’re enthusiastic for each moment this week to prepare. It’s going to be difficult this year, starting at home against Burnley."

    On Burnley: “They’re in a very good moment, they won 3-0 and had an amazing pre-season. They are a strong team with a clear structure. Last year against us they played 3-5-2 and changed, I think they will play 4-4-2.

    “They are a team with a good coach, experienced here in England, and in the Premier League they are playing, working, doing a good way."

    Unai Emery
  20. Europe's media hails history-making referee Stephanie Frappart

    Stephanie Frappart's handling of Liverpool's Super Cup victory over Chelsea on Wednesday has been hailed by media outlets across Europe.

    Frappart made history in Istanbul as the first woman to referee a major European men's match.

    Her performance was described by many outlets as a genuine display of professionalism, rather than a token step towards gender equality.

    "Stephanie Frappart will never forget yesterday. Neither will her assistants Manuela Nicolosi and Michelle O'Neill," Spanish paper Sport said.

    "And not just because they were the European Super Cup referees, but because they did it at such an excellent level."

    Full story here.

    Stephanie Frappart