Premier League 2018-19 opening day fixtures in full – Arsenal face Manchester City in Unai Emery’s first game

Manchester City won the Premier League last season with a record 100 points (Picture: Getty)Manchester City will begin the defence of their Premier League title away against Arsenal.

Pep Guardiola’s side dominated the division last season, becoming the first side in the history of the competition to reach 100 points.

The game represents a baptism of fire for new Arsenal manager Unai Emery, who will come up against Guardiola and his assistant Mikel Arteta who was also in the running to succeed Arsene Wenger.

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Unai Emery faces a daunting start to his Arsenal tenure (Picture: Getty)

Premier League | Opening Day Fixtures

Arsenal vs. Man City

Bournemouth vs. Cardiff

Fulham vs. Crystal Palace

Huddersfield vs. Chelsea

Liverpool vs. West Ham

Man Utd vs. Leicester

Newcastle vs. Spurs

Southampton vs. Burnley

Watford vs. Brighton

Wolves vs. Everton

Fixtures to be played on on the weekend of August 11

Elsewhere, Manchester United start with a home game against Leicester, while Liverpool host West Ham at Anfield.

Chelsea, who are still to resolve their managerial situation, travel to Huddersfield while Tottenham visit Newcastle.

Promoted Wolves entertain Everton, while Craven Cottage will host its first Premier League game for four years when Crystal Palace travel to west London for an opening day derby.

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West Ham set to offer Manuel Lanzini new long-term deal to rebuff Liverpool and Tottenham

West Ham are poised to offer Manuel Lanzini a new long-term contract (Picture: Getty)West Ham are reportedly set to offer Manuel Lanzini a new long-term contract to rebuff interest from Liverpool and Tottenham.

Lanzini has continued to impress for the Hammers this season, scoring three goals and providing five assists despite missing ten Premier League fixtures through injury.

The Argentine’s performances have attracted attention from a number of top clubs, with Liverpool and Spurs said to be interested in securing his signature.

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Jurgen Klopp remains keen to bolster his options in midfield, having finally agreed to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January.

Lanzini still has two years remaining on his current contract but the Evening Standard say he will be offered a new bumper deal as soon as West Ham guarantee their place in next season’s Premier League.

The Hammers appeared to be heading for the drop earlier in the season under Slaven Bilic but results have improved since David Moyes was appointed manager in November.

Moyes wants to keep Lanzini at the London Stadium (Picture: Getty)

Liverpool and Tottenham have expressed interest in the Argentine (Picture: Getty)With ten games of the season remaining, West Ham are currently 13th in the top-flight, three points above the relegation places.

Moyes’ side were thrashed 4-1 by Liverpool last weekend, however, and the former Everton and Manchester United boss said: ‘It was a tough day, but we played a good team in form.

‘We’ve done quite well against the top teams since I’ve been at the club and I thought for periods today we also did quite well.’

West Ham face fellow relegation-battlers Swansea City on Saturday.

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Liverpool lead race to sign Domingos Quina with West Ham prepared to sell

Liverpool are keen on signing Domingos Quina from West Ham. (Getty Images)Liverpool are leading the race to sign Domingos Quina from West Ham, according to reports.

The 18-year-old made the move across London from Chelsea‘s academy last year but has made only four senior appearances for the Hammers, including two in the Carabao Cup this season.

The Daily Mail claims that West Ham ready to listen to offers for the midfielder in the January transfer window as he will not feature in David Moyes‘ plans.

The report also claims that Liverpool lead the charge to sign Quina next month and have ‘concrete interest’ in the Portugal Under-20 international.

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West Ham were able to sign Quina on a free transfer from Chelsea in 2016 as he had not signed a professional deal with the Premier League champions and was never officially registered with their academy.

Arsenal had also shown an interest in signing Quina before his switch to West Ham.

Quina, who was born in born in Guinea-Bissau, began his career with Benfica’s academy before making the move to Chelsea.

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