Man City to kick off new Premier League season at Arsenal

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The fixtures for the new Premier League season were released on Thursday, with a number of interesting match-ups for the opening weekend.

Champions Manchester City are Arsenal’s first opponents, with the Gunners starting life under new manager Unai Emery, while runners-up Manchester United host 2015/16 league winners Leicester City.

The season gets up and running on the weekend of 11-12 August.

Other top six matches sees Newcastle United host Tottenham Hotspur as Liverpool face West Ham United and Chelsea travel to Huddersfield Town.

Meanwhile, Championship winners Wolverhampton Wanderers’s first game back in the top-flight is at home to Everton, as fellow promoted side Fulham play Crystal Palace, as Cardiff travel to Bournemouth.

Four rounds of Premier League fixtures are scheduled before the first international break, on the weekend of 8-9 September, while the Champions League group stage starts from 18-19 September.

The opening weekend in full:

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