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Premier League fixtures deal Arsenal boss Unai Emery a nightmare start

Premier League fixtures deal Arsenal boss Unai Emery a nightmare start

The Blues' defence of the Premier League title kicks off with one of the toughest of tests - a trip to Arsenal.

The league starts at the scandalously early date of Saturday, August 11 but the games will be spaced out so that there will only be four games played by the start of September [no midweek league fixtures]. Arsene Wenger used to give the players four weeks off at least, but it is a new era for Arsenal with a new coach coming into the club.

And with the new Premier League fixture list - which you can see in full here - also showing Arsenal heading to Chelsea on matchday two, the former PSG boss clearly has his work cut out if he is to hit the ground running.

After the opening-weekend game at Etihad Stadium, the Gunners travel to fellow top-six contenders Chelsea.

As with every year, fixtures and kick-off times are all subject to change as and when the relevant games are chosen for broadcasting.

Liverpool will be the first visitors to the yet-to-be-named stadium on the weekend of September 15-16, the club confirmed.

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Manchester United have an away trip to Huddersfield for the penultimate game of the campaign and will host newly promoted Cardiff City on the last day of the season.

There will be another double-header derby day with both the North London and Merseyside clashes taking place on the same weekend.

The International Champions Cup returns to the Aviva Stadium this summer, with Arsenal and Chelsea set to meet in Dublin on August 1st.

Few supporters will relish the new campaign more than those of Wolves, Cardiff City and Fulham, who all return to the Premier League from the Championship.

Trips to City (February 2) and Tottenham (March 2) follow before their final "Top Six" fixture against United (March 9).


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