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|Five heavyweight openers from Premier League weekends past
| pic5678 Arsenal face off against Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday as the season begins with a heavyweight encounter. It is not the first meeting between two contenders on the first weekend of the campaign, but what has happened in these games in the past?.Here, we pick out five clashes between the big guns and take a look at what the significance of those results turned out to be…
Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool in 2016The last time that Arsenal faced one of their big-six rivals on the opening weekend, there were fireworks as they combined with Liverpool to produce a Premier League classic back in 2016. Arsenal led before being blown away only to almost pull off an amazing comeback.
Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham in 2015A new-look Manchester United got the job done against Tottenham on the first Saturday of the 2015/16 season with Bastian Schweinsteiger, pic5678 Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay among the debutants. David de Gea sat it out amid speculation he was off to Real Madrid.
Liverpool 1-1 Arsenal in 2010Roy Hodgson's first Premier League game in charge of Liverpool was an eventful affair that ultimately ended in disappointment for the Anfield crowd as Pepe Reina's late own goal allowed Arsenal to salvage a point. The Reds had looked like holding on despite being a man down.
Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool in 2009Liverpool had run Manchester United close in the race for the Premier League title in the previous season with Tottenham languishing down in eighth. But this opening weekend clash at White Hart Lane provided clues for what was to come.
Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United in 2004Jose Mourinho had already been christened pic5678 'The Special One' and England knew all about him after he had eliminated Manchester United en route to winning the Champions League with Porto earlier that year, but his opening weekend victory underlined his credentials.