Arsenal host Manchester City on opening day as Premier League announce 2018-19 fixtures


Arsenal will host Manchester City on the opening day of the 2018-19 Premier League season.

Unai Emery's first league match in charge of the Gunners sees him face off against Pep Guardiola's record-breaking champions at Emirates Stadium.

Manchester United start with a home game against Leicester City, while Chelsea are away to Huddersfield Town.

Tottenham travel to Newcastle United for the second opening day in a row and West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini's first match back in the Premier League will be a daunting visit to Anfield to take on Liverpool.

Championship winners Wolves start at home to Everton, Fulham host Crystal Palace in a London derby and Cardiff City head to England's south coast to take on Bournemouth.

The matches will take place over the weekend of August 11-12, subject to changes based on live broadcasts.

Premier League 2018-19 opening matches:

Bournemouth v Cardiff City
Arsenal v Manchester City
Fulham v Crystal Palace
Huddersfield Town v Chelsea
Liverpool v West Ham
Manchester United v Leicester City
Newcastle United v Tottenham
Southampton v Burnley
Watford v Brighton and Hove Albion
Wolves v Everton

Premier League 2018-19 key fixtures:

Arsenal v Manchester City: 11/08/2018
Chelsea v Arsenal: 18/08/2018
Manchester United v Tottenham: 25/08/2018
Tottenham v Liverpool: 15/09/2018
Chelsea v Liverpool: 29/09/2018
Liverpool v Manchester City: 06/10/2018
Chelsea v Manchester United: 20/10/2018
Tottenham v Manchester City: 27/10/2018
Arsenal v Liverpool: 03/11/2018
Manchester City v Manchester United: 10/11/2018
Tottenham v Chelsea: 24/11/2018
Liverpool v Everton: 01/12/2018
Arsenal v Tottenham: 01/12/2018
Manchester United v Arsenal: 04/12/2018
Chelsea v Manchester City: 08/12/2018
Liverpool v Manchester United: 15/12/2018
Liverpool v Arsenal: 29/12/2018
Manchester City v Liverpool: 01/01/2019
Tottenham v Manchester United: 12/01/2019
Arsenal v Chelsea: 19/01/2019
Manchester City v Arsenal: 02/02/2019
Manchester City v Chelsea: 09/02/2019
Manchester United v Liverpool: 23/02/2019 
Chelsea v Tottenham: 27/02/2019
Tottenham v Arsenal: 02/03/2019
Everton v Liverpool: 02/03/2019
Arsenal v Manchester United: 09/03/2019
Manchester United v Manchester City: 16/03/2019
Liverpool v Tottenham: 30/03/2019
Liverpool v Chelsea: 13/04/2019
Manchester City v Tottenham: 20/04/2019
Manchester United v Chelsea: 27/04/2019

*Dates subject to change 

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