Manchester City to start title defence at Arsenal

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If we win that, you're nearly like legends straight away.

The reigning champions travel to the Emirates for new Arsenal manager Unai Emery's first competitive match in charge.

As for the rest of the opening day itinerary, it looks like this...

And the derby is one fixture Rob Holding wants to win most.

The first Manchester derby of the season is scheduled for November 10 at the Etihad Stadium, and the reverse will take place on March 16 at Old Trafford.

We then entertain Everton and Crystal Palace (15 and 22 December) but are away on Boxing Day against Leicester.

In between those two eye-catching fixtures, City will play the newly-promoted trio of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Cardiff City and Fulham, as well as last year's promoted teams Huddersfield, Newcastle and Brighton.

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Jurgen Klopp's team beat City on three occasions last season, including the Premier League win in January which ended their hopes of going through a campaign unbeaten in the league.

Both aiming for cup success and consistent finishes in the top four, the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal have been pushed down the league of late as the Reds and Spurs both climb.

"We are excited about the season ahead and making the new stadium our new home".

City claimed a 100% record against Arsenal and Chelsea last season with our 1-0 triumph at Stamford Bridge a stand-out victory and performance.

The Premier League has given Tottenham special permission to play their home games in more than one stadium as rules do not allow it, while the Football Association extended their deadline until Friday to allow Spurs extra time to decide whether they wanted to return to Wembley.

All dates are provisional and subject to TV requirements.

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