Man City vs Arsenal to kick start Premier League resumption on June 17
THE Premier League is set to return on Wednesday 17 June and will be completed by August.
Manchester City will host Arsenal while Aston Villa take on Sheffield United in the first games back after the break.
The two matches played on the Wednesday will put all of the clubs in the league level on 29 games played.
One match is then expected to be played on the Friday before a full round of fixtures across the weekend.
Premier League bosses want the season to be concluded by the weekend of August 1 and 2.
Talks were held between the 20 top-flight clubs today to decide the best way to complete the outstanding 92 fixtures amid the coronavirus crisis.
The initial proposed date for the Premier League to return was Friday June 12.
But this has been pushed back as players need more time to regain fitness after being stuck in lockdown.
Premier League clubs have now unanimously voted to resume contact training as they prepare for football to return.
Every player and staff member from each club will be tested for coronavirus before being granted permission to train.