Jose Mourinho furious over Liverpool fixture list

Jose Mourinho furious over Liverpool fixture list

Jose Mourinho furious over Liverpool fixture list

The fixture will be Unai Emery's first competitive match as Gunners manager. "But I also think that to play two or three matches every week - La Liga, Champions League, and so on - and to arrive in Qatar in four years in top form will be hard".

The Premier League announced the fixture list for the upcoming season earlier on Thursday, and it has not been kind to Arsenal.

It is unclear if their state-of-the-art £850m new stadium will be available in time for the start of the new season.

Spurs had been due to host Watford on 1 September, but the Hornets agreed to swap the fixture's venue to Vicarage Road.

One of Mourinho's reasons was the fact that all of Gareth Southgate's squad play in the Premier League - which he described as the best League in the world.

"Travelling to Manchester United on the opening weekend certainly presents us with a challenge, but all games in the Premier League are tough and this gives us a chance to show what we are capable of against a team with great quality".

Liverpool's pre-Europe travels The Premier League has released dates for all 380 matches, but none have been allotted kick-off times as broadcasters are yet to decide which games will be televised.

Oddly, for the third consecutive season, we lock horns with Arsenal and Chelsea in consecutive games.

The reverse fixture could had seen City win the title against their rivals, however a second half resurgence from United saw City lose 3-2 with a Paul Pogba double and Chris Smalling goal overshadowing the first half performance.

Wolves, who won the Championship by nine points, follow the visit of Everton with a trip to 2016-17 champions Leicester, and visit Liverpool on the final day of the campaign.

Boss Pep Guardiola has never lost to Emery in 10 meetings - including six victories - with Goater adding: "City will be looking to win that first game, which I think is really important".

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