City to begin title defence against Emery's Arsenal

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This is first time a club has been allowed to play home games at two venues in the same season.

I am hoping that Emery gets off to a great start, and this game will be important in deciding who starts his first Premier League game.

Please note that all fixtures are subject to change for the purposes of television coverage or due to participation in European competition.

Liverpool face Manchester City on 26 July in the United States, then face Manchester United two days later.

But City, who ended United's long unbeaten run at Old Trafford with a 2-1 win last December, will travel to Old Trafford on March 16 believing that they can take huge step towards retaining their title with another win on enemy territory.

Their arch-rivals, Liverpool, will also start at home against West Ham, but Chelsea and Tottenham will be going away on the first day of the new campaign.

Meanwhile, some Spurs supporters were frustrated after discovering that their first home game at their new stadium will not take place until the middle of September.

A home game against Arsenal on Saturday 27 April, will be followed by a visit to Manchester City a week later before the team return to King Power Stadium to host Chelsea on the final day on Sunday 12 May.

It is now all about which of them can navigate their programme best - but none of them will want to be in Arsenal's shoes at the beginning of August.