Premier League new season 2018-2019 starts with a big game between Arsenal and Manchester at Emirates Stadium.
Kick-off: 16:00 BST
Date: Sunday 12, August 2018
Venue: Emirates Stadium, LondonReferee appointment: Michael Oliver
Arsenal new boss Unai Emery is set to take charge of his first competitive game this Sunday against the Premier League Champions.
The Gunners are likely to start without left-back Sead Kolasinac and Nacho Monreal which means youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles will get a starting node.
Summer signings Bernd Leno and Lucas Torreira are eyeing for a competitive debut for the North London side.
Duo defenders Danilo and Eliaquim Mangala are out for the opening game due to fitness concern.
Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne both returned to full fitness earlier this week, they both are likely to have a late fitness test.
The rest of the starting eleven is likely to be same as of Community Shield's game against Chelsea.
Manchester City have won 31 of their last 36 games in Premier League.
Arsenal have lost only 2 of their last 26 home games in Premier League.
Manchester City have won their last 3 games against Arsenal in all campaigns.
Man City have scored 9 goals in their last 4 games against Arsenal in all campaigns.
Arsenal 1 – 1 Manchester City, tough and entertaining game.