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Premier League to restart on 17 June with Man City vs Arsenal

The Premier League is planning to restart in mid-June, with Manchester City hosting Arsenal and Sheffield United taking on Aston Villa. Excitement grows...

Premier League to restart on 17 June with Man City vs Arsenal

The Premier League season will resume on 17 June, according to widespread reports, with Manchester City hosting Arsenal and Aston Villa taking on Sheffield United.

Premier League return in sight

Those Wednesday fixtures, the first of the 92 remaining in a season that has been interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, represent games in hand for the four teams involved..

Once completed, each of the 20 Premier League clubs will have played 29 games.

A full round of matches will then take place the following weekend, as Liverpool - with a 25-point lead at the top - aim to secure their first top-flight title in 30 years.

Line to be crossed | Liverpool players training at Melwood.

The Premier League hopes to complete the campaign by or on 2 August, with the FA Cup final potentially taking place the weekend after.

No matches have been played in the Premier League since 9 March due to the Covid-19 outbreak, which caused the suspension of sport across the globe.

EPL positive

A total of 12 people have tested positive for coronavirus after 2,752 tests across the league.

However, with teams having returned to contact training this week, the Premier League – following a shareholders meeting on Thursday – is poised to confirm a restart date for the competition.

Football in Germany has already got back under way, with three rounds of Bundesliga fixtures having been played behind closed doors.

LaLiga has been granted permission to restart in the week commencing 8 June, while Serie A clubs are awaiting the green light from the Italian government to resume next month.