As if that is not enough, the Gunners then travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on match-week two.
Arsene Wenger used to give the players four weeks off at least, but it is a new era for Arsenal with a new coach coming into the club.
Premier League champions Manchester City will begin their title defence away to Arsenal on the weekend of August 11-12, the English Premier League announced Thursday as it unveiled the fixtures for the 2018/19 season.
During the opening six fixtures, City are due to play all three promoted teams, handing Guardiola's men the ideal opportunity to make another strong start to the season.
The opening day of the season has the whopper clash between Arsenal and their tormentors from last season, the champions Manchester City.
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Arsenal finished sixth and without a trophy, while Chelsea FC were fifth and won the FA Cup.
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.
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.