Man City start title defence at Arsenal
Manchester City will begin their bid to be the first side since 2009 to retain the Premier League title with an away game at Arsenal on the opening weekend of the 2018/19 season between August 10-13. Pep Guardiola’s men are the first opponents for Unai Emery as Arsenal manager, who took over in charge from Arsene Wenger. City’s first home game is against Huddersfield Town on the August 18/19 weekend. Noteworthy early fixtures for City are a trip to Liverpool on October 6 weekend, with the first Manchester derby against United taking place at the Etihad Stadium on November 10.