PREMIER League football is set to return on June 17 after a two-month suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Aston Villa will play Sheffield United on that date, a Wednesday, while Manchester City take on Arsenal, the league announced following a shareholders’ meeting of the clubs on Thursday.

Both are rearranged games and will mean all 20 clubs have played 29 matches heading into the weekend of June 19-21, when the rest of the top flight, including Cherries, will be in action.

The restart is conditional on safety requirements being met.

The last Premier League match before the shutdown was Leicester v Aston Villa on March 9, with all English professional football being suspended on March 13.

The clubs also agreed that all 92 matches would be broadcast live by the league’s partners – Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC Sport and Amazon Prime.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said: “Today we have provisionally agreed to resume the Premier League on Wednesday, June 17.

“But this date cannot be confirmed until we have met all the safety requirements needed, as the health and welfare of all participants and supporters is our priority.

“Sadly, matches will have to take place without fans in stadiums, so we are pleased to have come up with a positive solution for supporters to be able to watch all the remaining 92 matches.”

When the season does resume, Cherries will have nine game to escape the bottom three.

Eddie Howe’s men are currently 18th in the table, inside the relegation zone on goal difference below Watford, with 27 points from their opening 29 games.

The Dorset club will be boosted by the return to fitness of the likes of David Brooks and Arnaut Danjuma for the run-in.