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Arsenal and Chelsea will play a friendly in Ireland this summer

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Cary Erickson | 14 June, 2018, 12:15

Liverpool face Manchester City on 26 July in the United States, then face Manchester United two days later.

Manchester United will be determined to catch their neighbours - who romped home to the title last term with a 100-point tally - and Jose Mourinho and co will begin that pursuit at home to Leicester. The 2017/18 runners-up have Tottenham at home in their third game, with Brighton, Burnley, Watford, Wolves, West Ham and Newcastle are their other early season opponents.

And there is expected to be more additions in the coming weeks as the Liverpool boss looks to build a squad capable of battling for the title next season.

"It will be great for the fans of both clubs as with the game being played so close to the start of the new season, I think we can expect that both managers will bring as strong a squad as possible to Dublin for this game". After the Gunners host the champions, the team now managed by Emery are at Chelsea.

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Although the clubs wouldn't normally break out all of the big guns for pre-season friendlies such as these, it could be a good chance to see some of the future stars that could take the Premier League by storm in years to come.

Fulham, who booked their place in the top flight with victory over Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final, begin at home to Crystal Palace, before the trip to Spurs is followed by Burnley at home and Brighton away.

It's going to be a tasty start to the season.