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Sky Sports presenter David Jones believes Manchester City are the frontrunners to win the Premier League title ahead of Liverpool this season. Pep Guardiola’s team has had a busy transfer window so far, signing Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez and Calvin Phillips and offloading Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko. . Jones still thinks they’ve upgraded, but believes Jesus is a good sign for Arsenal.

Express Sport recently visited Sky Sports Studios in London to talk about the new Premier League season.

And Jones suggests that City remain frontrunners for the country’s top prize, stating:

“They have to be. They’ve won the title in four of the last five seasons. The business they’ve been in and how they’ve received £50m more than they’ve actually spent. If you look at the… extraordinary.

“They are stronger and I don’t think their work is done.

“It would be interesting if they signed a left-back, because Joao Cancelo could stay on the other side.”

But it was a summer of change at the Etihad.

Sterling, Zinchenko and Jesus are gone, while Alvarez, Haaland and Phillips have stepped down from River Plate, Borussia Dortmund and Leeds respectively.

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Some believe that City is now weakened, especially with off-roading Sterling and Jesus.

But Jones isn’t among them, and he thinks he’s stronger than ever as he seeks his third trot title.

But he’s backing Yes to shine at Arsenal – he’s set to star in the Emirates Stadium.

“I think they upgraded,” he said.

“I can say that Zinchenko made a big impact on the final day of last season when he came off the bench, but he couldn’t make his mark.

“It gave them a real spark and drive to move forward. Same with Jesus. He played more on the right side than in the middle.

“When he came I was told that this was the next number for Brazil that we see here. This can occur when the

“For him, obviously, he went to Arsenal and started running in pre-season. was.

“He’s an interesting player because he promises goals.

“With Foden, Grealish on the left, someone always misses game time, so naturally we left.”

But this season will be a special season for Jones and the rest of the Sky Sports team.

The World Cup in Qatar will suspend the campaign in November and resume the following month.

Still, Jones thinks it will be a “novelty” for himself and his fellow professionals, and claims it will be “pretty fun.”

“I think we will enjoy the novelty,” he said. “First of all, we have a 16-game season, and what I love so much is that nothing will be decided before Christmas.

“So even if you have one good team, you can’t win early on, and naturally there will be that interruption.

“Then we can carry that interest over to the New Year and have a normal and exciting Christmas.

“I think the players are actually resting a lot because not all of them are going to the World Cup.

“So I don’t think the quality will go down. There could be fatigue at the end of the season, there could be injuries, whatever. Bit of a level playing field.

“But I think the novelty is actually going to be a lot of fun.”

Jones is also excited for next season after taking some time off to recharge his batteries.

“I’m really excited,” he said.

“I said earlier that I was a little tired, but I think it was towards the end of last season, because by the end of May I was a little tired.

“Just a few months to play with my thumbs and spend time with my family on the beach and on the golf course.

“Then I start reading the transfer news. ‘Oh, he signed from here.’ but.

“We are completely ready to go again.”

Sky Sports is home to the English and Irish Premier Leagues, with 128 exclusive live matches this season. That’s more than any other broadcaster.