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Published: 12:26 | 14/6/18

Champions face Arsenal on day one of Premier League


Manchester City, Premier League champions, face Arsenal and new coach Unai Emery on day one of the 2018/2019 Premier League.

While City had the league won a long way out this year, it is expected to be much closer next term; indeed, Arsenal may improve enough to figure.

City will travel to Arsenal on the weekend of 11-12 August for their opening match of the season. Tottenham visit Newcastle first, then play Fulham at Wembley while their new £850m stadium is completed.

Manchester United host Leicester City, Liverpool entertain West Ham, and Championship winners Wolverhampton Wanderers welcome Everton to Molineux.

Promoted Fulham host Crystal Palace across London. Welsh side Cardiff begin life back in the top flight at Bournemouth.

The three other fixtures on the opening weekend of matches see Chelsea travel to Huddersfield, Southampton host Burnley, and Watford take on Brighton at Vicarage Road.

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