New signings, new bosses, new rules – Premier League season set to start

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Premier League title-defining moments

The wait for the 2017-18 Premier League season is almost over as Arsenal prepare to host Leicester City at Emirates Stadium at 19:45 BST – the first time the campaign has started on a Friday.

English top-flight clubs have opened their chequebooks like never before and are preparing to roll out their new signings.

There will be new kits on the pitch, some new faces in the dugouts – including a Dutch legend taking charge in south London – and several new rules to adjust to.

Clubs splash the cash

The biggest Premier League deals of the summer so far

Armed with TV money and the riches of the Premier League, top-tier clubs have taken spending to a new level.

As of 10 August – a day before the start of the season – teams had invested £1.034bn on signings,