Having fallen well out of contention for the title last season, the pressure is on Arsene Wenger to deliver improvement this time around
Arsenal’s fixtures for the 2017-18 Premier League season have been released.
Revealed: Premier League 17-18 fixtures
The Gunners will begin the campaign with a home match against Leicester City, while the first north London derby of the campaign against Tottenham will take place on 18 November at the Emirates Stadium.
After a disappointing fifth-place finish last season, Arsenal fans will be demanding improvement from Arsene Wenger and his charges this time around. Their full league fixture list for 2017-18 is below.
|12/08/2017||15:00||Arsenal v Leicester City|
|19/08/2017||15:00||Stoke City v Arsenal|
|26/08/2017||15:00||Liverpool v Arsenal|
|09/09/2017||15:00||Arsenal v Bournemouth|
|16/09/2017||15:00||Chelsea v Arsenal|
|23/09/2017||15:00||Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion|
|30/09/2017||15:00||Arsenal v Brighton and Hove Albion|
|14/10/2017||15:00||Watford v Arsenal|
|21/10/2017||15:00||Everton v Arsenal|
|28/10/2017||15:00||Arsenal v Swansea City|
|04/11/2017||15:00||Manchester City v Arsenal|
|18/11/2017||15:00||Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur|
|25/11/2017||15:00||Burnley v Arsenal|
|28/11/2017||19:45||Arsenal v Huddersfield Town|
|02/12/2017||15:00||Arsenal v Manchester United|
|09/12/2017||15:00||Southampton v Arsenal|
|12/12/2017||20:00||West Ham United v Arsenal|
|16/12/2017||15:00||Arsenal v Newcastle United|
|23/12/2017||15:00||Arsenal v Liverpool|
|26/12/2017||15:00||Crystal Palace v Arsenal|
|30/12/2017||15:00||West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal|
|01/01/2018||15:00||Arsenal v Chelsea|
|13/01/2018||15:00||Bournemouth v Arsenal|
|20/01/2018||15:00||Arsenal v Crystal Palace|
|31/01/2018||20:00||Swansea City v Arsenal|
|03/02/2018||15:00||Arsenal v Everton|
|10/02/2018||15:00||Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal|
|24/02/2018||15:00||Arsenal v Manchester City|
|03/03/2018||15:00||Brighton and Hove Albion v Arsenal|
|10/03/2018||15:00||Arsenal v Watford|
|17/03/2018||15:00||Leicester City v Arsenal|
|31/03/2018||15:00||Arsenal v Stoke City|
|07/04/2018||15:00||Arsenal v Southampton|
|14/04/2018||15:00||Newcastle United v Arsenal|
|21/04/2018||15:00||Arsenal v West Ham United|
|28/04/2018||15:00||Manchester United v Arsenal|
|05/05/2018||15:00||Arsenal v Burnley|
|13/05/2018||15:00||Huddersfield Town v Arsenal|
Arsenal lock horns with 2015-16 champions Leicester on the opening day as they look to put together a strong campaign on the back of a difficult 2016/-7 term.
Wenger’s outfit travel to Liverpool – the side who pipped them to fourth place on the final day of last season – on matchday three, while a trip to champions Chelsea await them on matchday five.
Three of Arsenal’s first five games will be played on the road, travelling to Stoke City on matchday two, while they will finish the season away at newly promoted Huddersfield Town on May 13.
Arsenal have often struggled across November in previous campaigns and they may have their work cut out again in 2017-18, with games against Manchester City and Tottenham back-to-back this time around.
They travel to City on November 4 before hosting Tottenham 14 days later, while their away trip to Spurs has been pencilled in for February 10.
Arsenal will compete in the Europa League in 2017-18 after finishing fifth last time out and they will be away after five of their six group stage games, in what will be a real test for Wenger’s charges.
Wenger, though, has only lost four times on the opening day of a new season, winning 11 and drawing five of his 20 fixtures.
And the Frenchman will be hoping to extend that run against Leicester, who will be under the guidance of Craig Shakespeare after he was appointed as manager on a permanent basis.
Arsenal play host to old foes Manchester United at the Emirates on December 2 before heading to Old Trafford on April 28.