Arsenal will face Manchester City in the second match of the Premier League restart on June 17th, according to a report.

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on May 22, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND – MAY 22: Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on May 22, 2020. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

The Telegraph report that Arsenal will travel to Manchester City for an 8pm kick-off (BST) on June 17th. Sky Sports will have the rights to broadcast the match. That’s no surprise, as they already had the match pre-pandemic shutdown.

As a result, the fixture will be the second on the schedule for the Premier League restart. Aston Villa vs Sheffield United will take place earlier in the day at 6pm.

The same report reveals that Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace is likely to take place on the BBC. It’s set for a 7:45pm slot on Saturday, June 20th.

We should get full confirmation on these fixtures and the rest of the June broadcast schedule this week.

Maybe it’s a good thing Arsenal aren’t the first team up. There’s still going to be a lot of pressure in a fixture they’ve hugely struggled with for the last few years, but perhaps a little less given it isn’t the game welcoming football back in.

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