Manchester City to start title defence at Arsenal

Tanya Simon
June 14, 2018

Premier League champions Manchester City will begin their title defence away to Arsenal on the weekend of August 11-12, the English Premier League announced Thursday as it unveiled the fixtures for the 2018/19 season.

Claude Puel's men then head to Southampton, host Liverpool and travel south to face AFC Bournemouth before a home clash with Huddersfield Town completes their opening six games.

Nuno Espirito Santo's men won the Championship title at a canter this past season, dominating for most of the campaign and nearly notching up a century of points along the way.

"It will be great for the fans of both clubs as with the game being played so close to the start of the new season, I think we can expect that both managers will bring as strong a squad as possible to Dublin for this game".

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Spurs are due to move back to their rebuilt home on the site of White Hart Lane for the new season, with Fulham their first scheduled visitors on the weekend of August 18/19.

According to a report from the Daily Mirror, Wolves have set a sixth place finish as their target ahead of their return to the Premier League this coming season.

North London rivals Arsenal face a tough first two games without Arsene Wenger.

Jurgen Klopp's team beat City on three occasions last season, including the Premier League win in January which ended their hopes of going through a campaign unbeaten in the league.

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