Premier League champions Manchester City have been handed a tough opening to the defence of their title ahead of the new season with a visit to the Emirates Stadium on Matchday 1.
The huge clash headlines the opening weekend of the new Premier League season (11-12 August) after the full calendar was released on Thursday morning.
It will be new Arsenal manager Unai Emery’s league bow in English football.
The Citizens’ City rivals Manchester United will host Leicester City in their first league game while UEFA Champions League (UCL) finalists Liverpool also host West Ham United.
Tottenham are away to Newcastle United on week 1, while Championship winners Wolverhampton Wanderers welcome Everton to Molineux.
Another newly promoted team Fulham will entertain Crystal Palace in what’s the first London Derby clash of the season, while fellow newly promoted side Cardiff City will be guests of Bournemouth.
The three other fixtures on the opening weekend see Chelsea travel to Huddersfield Town, Watford host Brighton at Vicarage Road, and Southampton host Burnley.
Week 1 Fixtures
Arsenal v Manchester City
Bournemouth v Cardiff City
Fulham v Crystal Palace
Huddersfield Town v Chelsea
Liverpool v West Ham United
Manchester United v Leicester City
Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur
Southampton v Burnley
Watford v Brighton
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Everton