Manchester City to start title defence at Arsenal

Man City celebrate their title success last season

Man City celebrate their title success last season

Premier League champions Manchester City will start their title defence at Arsenal, who will be under the stewardship of new manager Unai Emery.

But when are the 10 biggest fixtures of the season taking place?

And the key fixtures remain the first that demand the attention, with the titanic battles between the main title challengers always primed to be pivotal dates in the calendar.

And he will face a baptism of fire in his very first game in charge, with none other than champions Manchester City up first at home on the opening day of 2018/19.

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.

Jurgen Klopp's side enjoyed an up-and-down season past year as their free-flowing attacking football drove fear into every Premier League defender. Games against newly-promoted trio Wolves, Cardiff and Fulham are part of a sequence which also includes Huddersfield, Newcastle and Brighton - the three teams who came up the previous season.

The International Champions Cup returns to the Aviva Stadium this summer, with Arsenal and Chelsea set to meet in Dublin on August 1st. That hasn't, however, stopped the club preparing our pre-season plans.

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