Arsenal away to Liverpool for Premier League opener
Arsene Wenger’s men finished third last season, a full 11 points behind champions Chelsea, and their quest for silverware this campaign could not get off to a more tricky start than a trip to Anfield.
Key fixture dates for the diary show a trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on October 2nd, while the first north London derby against Spurs is scheduled for November 20th.
A boxing day return of Chelsea has the potential to be a Christmas cracker, while a trip to White Hart Lane on the 26th February is one of the more important fixtures for the diary.
April could prove to be a pivotal month in the title race, with Liverpool visiting the Emirates on the 16th and Manchester United doing the same a fortnight later on the 30th.
To close the season, a trip to Fulham on May 22nd could see delight or despair for the club from north London.
The full 2010/11 fixture list can be found here.
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