City's 2018/19 Premier League fixtures

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Emery's first game will come against Manchester City at home on the first day of the season.

"Wembley was great for us last season and we are even more used to that than we are the new stadium".

City's record at Arsenal leaves a lot to be desired with just two away victories clinched since 1975 - but the Blues secured a hat-trick of victories against Arsene Wenger's side last season, including a 3-0 triumph in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley. So the opening two games will be important.

But the former Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla coach has been given a daunting task at the outset of his reign, with Arsenal kicking off the 2018-19 season at home to Pep Guardiola's champions on the weekend beginning August 11 before then travelling to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea a week later.

Dates for all 380 matches will be revealed, with the league campaign running from 11 August to 19 May.

A mid-September fixture against title challengers Liverpool will also be the opening game at the new Tottenham Stadium although the lack of home games, with only four until November, hasn't gone unnoticed.

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We'll face familiar foes as the three promoted sides make their return to Premier League action.

The 2016-17 champions open up with a trip to Huddersfield Town and then face Newcastle, Bournemouth, Cardiff and West Ham in quick succession after hosting Arsenal.

Now the 62,000 capacity stadium is close to completion, and Liverpool will be the first competitive visitors.

The schedule showed that Jurgen Klopp would have the handy advantage of playing at home on the weekends that follow each of the Reds' six Champions League group games next term.

The league resumes on 15 September, before the Champions League group stage begins on September 18.

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