Arsenal were among the 20 Premier League clubs to discover their fixtures for the forthcoming 2017/18 season today, with the reveal for the 38 matches next season.
The Gunners begin their campaign by hosting Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium and the first away trip for Arsene Wenger’s side comes the following week against Stoke City, which is swiftly followed by a trip to Anfield.
North London derbies will occur on November 18th at the Emirates Stadium, with Wembley Stadium hosting the reverse fixture on February 10th- although both dates are likely to change due to TV coverage.
Elsewhere, other huge clashes at the Emirates Stadium include Manchester United on December 2nd, Liverpool on December 23rd, Chelsea on January 1st and Manchester City on March 24th.
The reverse legs of those games come as a trip to Anfield on August 26th, a short journey to Stamford Bridge on September 16th, a journey up north to face Manchester City on November 4th and a trip to Old Trafford at the end of April.
Ahead of the campaign it looks like it could be a challenging year for the Gunners and you can find out more here about the odds ahead of next season for Arsene Wenger’s men.
However, if Arsenal can be competitive and challenging at the right end of the table for the title then they can be pleased with their final two fixtures of the season.
The Gunners host Burnley at the Emirates Stadium in their final home game and penultimate fixture of the campaign, before travelling to face Huddersfield Town on the final day of the season in what could be important matches in the run-in for the 2017/18 Premier League title.
What looks like the toughest time of the year in the 30-day period between the start of December and New Year’s Day 2018. In that time Arsenal are scheduled to play eight Premier League matches, book-ended by home matches against title and top four rivals Man United and reigning champions Chelsea.
The other matches in that period include home matches against Newcastle United and Liverpool, as well as visits to Southampton, West Bromwich Albion and London pair West Ham United and Crystal Palace.
Arsenal have to wait until the end of September and their eighth game of the season before they play the first of the newly promoted teams from the Championship, when they face Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates, with home matches against Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United following in November and December respectively.