All eyes will be on former Paris St Germain manager Emery as he attempts to revive Arsenal's fortunes after they missed out on the Champions League for a second successive season.
The first Merseyside derby (Liverpool at home) is also December 1st.
But the former Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla coach has been given a daunting task at the outset of his reign, with Arsenal kicking off the 2018-19 season at home to Pep Guardiola's champions on the weekend beginning August 11 before then travelling to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea a week later.
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Among the final round of matches, scheduled for May 12, Manchester City are at Brighton - where they started last season - while Cardiff and Wolves are at Manchester United and Liverpool respectively.
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Manchester City fans though are not too happy about travelling on the opening as well as closing day of the season.
City will be the first team since Manchester United in 2008-09 looking to retain the Premier League title.
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.
Liverpool's start appears more challenging.
City won five of our six games against newly-promoted clubs last season - drawing 0-0 against Huddersfield - and have a fine record against all three of the 2018/19 newbies.
Mauricio Pochettino's men are set to entertain Chelsea on November 24 and travel to the Emirates to take on Arsenal on December 1.