Arsenal’s clash at Brentford will usher in the 2021/22 Premier League campaign after top-flight chiefs announced the television schedule for August’s fixtures.
The Bees are making their Premier League debut against the Gunners and the west London fixture has been moved to 8pm on Friday 13 August for broadcast on Sky Sports.
Manchester United host old rivals Leeds United at lunchtime the following day, with BT Sport showing the fixture, before Sky Sports air Liverpool’s trip to Norwich City in the evening game.
On Sunday 15 August, Newcastle United welcome West Ham United, last season’s surprise package, to St James’ Park in the 2pm fixture on Sky Sports.
The live television action picks up again at 12:30pm on Saturday 21 August as Liverpool face Burnley at Anfield – a repeat of the fateful fixture which ended the Reds’ 68-game unbeaten home run last season.
Sky Sports have the rights to the 5:30pm kick-off that day between Brighton and Hove Albion and newly-promoted Watford.
They will also broadcast both of Sunday’s television fixtures: Southampton versus Manchester United and an often-feisty London derby between Arsenal and Chelsea.
There is also a game on the Monday night in matchweek two, with West Ham hosting fellow high-fliers Leicester City at 8pm on Sky Sports.
The final weekend of August begins with a match which pits master against former apprentice as Pep Guardiola’s City face Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal at the Etihad, with BT Sport showing the lunchtime game as usual.
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There’s another brilliant fixture scheduled for the evening of Saturday 28 August as Sky Sports broadcast Chelsea’s trip to Anfield to face Liverpool.
Burnley host Leeds at 2pm on the same platform the following day, before Bruno Lage takes charge of his first UK-broadcast match as Wolves face Manchester United at Molineux.
Full August TV schedule
Friday 13 August
20:00 Brentford v Arsenal (Sky Sports)
Saturday 14 August
12:30 Man Utd v Leeds (BT Sport)
17:30 Norwich v Liverpool (Sky Sports)
Sunday 15 August
Saturday 21 August
Sunday 22 August
Monday 23 August
20:00 West Ham v Leicester (Sky Sports)
Saturday 28 August
12:30 Man City v Arsenal (BT Sport)
17:30 Liverpool v Chelsea (Sky Sports)
Sunday 29 August
14:00 Burnley v Leeds (Sky Sports)
16:30 Wolves v Man Utd (Sky Sports)