Arsenal will take host league championS Manchester City in the club’s first league game since the exit of Arsene Wenger as coach.
The hosts have had torrid opening fixtures for the previous seasons, winning 4-3 in 2016 against Leicester City and lost by the same margin to Liverpool in 2017 at home and 2018’s opener against Manchester City is set to produce more goals.
The Gunners have been struggling lately against the Citizens having won just two of their past 12 clashes (D5, L5)
Manchester City managed to beat Arsenal last season at the Emirates and should they churn out the results this term, it will be the first time they will secure consecutive away victories against the Gunners, since 1936.
This is the first time that Arsenal will face the reigning champions on the opening day since 1970, when they drew 2-2 with Everton.
The last time these sides met on the opening day was in 1994, when George Graham’s Arsenal side won 3-0 at Highbury.