Arsenal boss handed nightmare start in EPL 2018-19 season

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 14/06/2018

Guardiola reacts to Emery appointment as Arsenal coach

New Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been handed a daunting start to life in the Premier League as he begins with back-to-back matches against Manchester City and Chelsea.

The Premier League this morning revealed the fixtures for the 2018-19 season and defending champions Cityzen will travel to Emirates Stadium on August 11 to face Arsenal in the opening match of their title defence before Gunners visit Stamford Bridge a week later.

The 45-year-old Former Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla coach must wait until the beginning of November for the home fixture with Champions League finalist Liverpool.

The first North London derby of the campaign against Tottenham Hotspur schedule for Emirates Stadium on the first weekend in December before Gunners battle Manchester United at Old Trafford a week later.

Arsenal hopes to get back to Champions League football after missing last two campaign.

The full list of fixtures can be found here.