Arsenal will officially start the 2022/23 Premier League campaign with an away trip to Crystal Palace on August 5.
Similar to the previous year, the Gunners will kick off the top-flight season on a Friday night. They will be eyeing a better start than last time where they suffered a disappointing 2-0 loss at Brentford.
This was followed up by defeats to Chelsea and Manchester City which put them at the bottom of the standings. The start has been kind to them this time around, but Palace won’t be an easy opposition.
After the short trip to Selhurst Park, the Gunners will host Leicester City at home before an away trip to newly-promoted Bournemouth. The month will end with home games against Fulham and Aston Villa.
Here is the August schedule
A Crystal Palace A – 15th
H Leicester City – 13th
A AFC Bournemouth – 20th
H Fulham – 27th
H Aston Villa – 30th
On paper, it is the best schedule that the Gunners could have wished for, but this will coincide with a number of difficult months as the campaign progresses. October could be Arsenal’s biggest test.
After the first international break, the Gunners are set to play a minimum of nine games in all competitions in October where they will also face Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Manchester City.
All three of those fixtures are surprisingly at the Emirates Stadium, but Mikel Arteta will need to get the team playing at their best if they want to pick up valuable points from those games.
Before the World Cup break, the Gunners have potentially tricky away trips to Chelsea and Wolves, but they should go into those fixtures with a lot of optimism, having won there last season.
Elsewhere, January could be another testing period with Newcastle United, Tottenham and Manchester United to tackle. This could be one of three key months for the club including April.
Among the six fixtures in April, Arsenal have away trips to Liverpool and Manchester City and a home game against Chelsea. Their season aspirations could depend on those results.
Key fixtures to watch out for
A Manchester United – September 3rd
H Tottenham Hotspur – October 1st
H Liverpool – October 8th
H Manchester City – October 18th
A Chelsea – November 5th
A Wolverhampton – November 12th
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A Tottenham Hotspur – January 14th
H Manchester United – January 21st
A Liverpool – April 8th
A Manchester City – April 26th
H Chelsea – April 29th
The complete schedule can be viewed on Arsenal’s official website.