Arsenal’s manager, Unai Emery will begin his sojourn in the English Premier League with tough match against champions Manchester City, coached by Pep Guardiola, at the Emirates on August 11.
It doesn’t get any easier for Emery, either, with Arsenal’s second game of the season away against London rivals Chelsea.
Pep Guardiola’s side, who won the 2017-18 title in record-breaking fashion, will start the new campaign at the Emirates Stadium in what will be Unai Emery’s first competitive match at the helm of the Gunners.
City will then take on Huddersfield Town in their first home game of the season, before rounding off August with a trip to newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Indeed, the champions will face all of the three promoted teams in their opening six games before a difficult August sees them take on Liverpool, Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur, all of whom finished in the top seven last season.
The first Manchester derby of the season is scheduled for November 10 at the Etihad Stadium, and the reverse will take place on March 16 at Old Trafford.
Guardiola’s side will also face a mouth-watering New Year’s Day fixture against Liverpool before taking on London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea at home in back-to-back matches at the beginning of February.
An away trip to Brighton & Hove Albion will round off City’s 2018-19 campaign, with the champions also facing Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur, Burnley and Leicester City in their final five games.