Arsenal news as the Gunners face a challenging next few fixtures compared to their Premier League title rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.
Arsenal continued their impressive start to the season with a 4-0 win at AFC Bournemouth yesterday. The Gunners are now third in the Premier League table and one point behind leaders Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola’s men suffered their first loss of the campaign at Wolves, putting further emphasis on next weekend’s meeting between the two sides. Tottenham’s controversial 2-1 win over Liverpool means the two north London teams are the two unbeaten outfits in the Premier League.
Focus now turns to Champions League before the Gunners welcome City to the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal travel to RC Lens on Wednesday evening looking to make it two wins in two.
With that being said, sportsandworld.com takes a look at the next five fixtures for Arteta’s men and their title rivals.
Manchester City (H) – Sunday, October 8
The biggest game of Arsenal’s Premier League season so far comes next when they welcome Manchester City to Emirates Stadium. The Gunners were beaten home and away by Pep Guardiola’s team on their route to winning the Premier League title, however they will come into next week’s clash on the back of their first defeat of the season after losing at Wolves.
Chelsea (A) – Saturday, October 21
A London Derby is Arsenal’s first fixture following the October international break as they visit Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea. Last season Mikel Arteta’s side did the double over the Blues and Mauricio Pochettino’s men have struggled to get going this season. On Monday evening, Chelsea have another London Derby as they head to Craven Cottage to face Fulham.
Sheffield United (H) – Saturday, October 28
Arsenal are then back at Emirates Stadium with Sheffield United as the visitors in search of avoiding an immediate drop back down to the Championship. The Blades were unable to respond to their drubbing last weekend at the hands of Newcastle in the game against West Ham with a 2-0 loss.
Newcastle United (A) – Saturday, November 4
Arsenal were one of few teams to beat Newcastle at St James Park last season and they will be hoping to do the same against the Magpies for their first game of November. Eddie Howe’s side put their bad start emphatically behind them by beating Sheffield United 8-0 and Burnley 2-0.
Burnley (H) – Saturday, 11 November
Arsenal then welcomed another newly-promoted team to north London in the form of Burnley. Vincent Kompany’s side have not kicked off their Premier League adventure in the best of form but they have looked bright in spells. Their loss to Newcastle means they are still awaiting their first league win of the season.
Arsenal (A) – Sunday, October 8
Brighton (H) – Saturday, October 21
Manchester United (A) – Sunday, October 29
AFC Bournemouth (H) – Saturday, November 4
Chelsea (A) – Sunday, November 12
Luton (A) – Saturday, October 7
Fulham (H) – Monday, October 23
Crystal Palace (A) – Friday, October 27
Chelsea (H) – Monday, November 6
Wolves (A) – Saturday, November 11
Brighton (A) – Sunday, October 8
Everton (H) – Saturday, October 21
Nottingham Forest (H) – Sunday, October 29
Luton Town (A) – Sunday, November 5
Brentford (H) – Sunday, November 12