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Key Arsenal fixtures in 2024/25 Premier League schedule

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Arsenal only narrowly missed out on the Premier League title last season as Manchester City pipped Mikel Arteta’s side to the trophy by just two points. 

The Gunners claimed a 2-1 victory over Everton in the final fixture of the 2023/24 season, but it wasn’t quite enough to get them over the line.

Capital neighbours West Ham United couldn’t do Arteta’s side any favours, falling to a 3-1 defeat to Man City at the Emirates Stadium, which effectively sealed the title for Pep Guardiola’s troops.

Arsenal have now finished as runners-up to Man City twice in a row, but Arteta’s side will be determined to go one better in the 2024/25 season.

With a new campaign closing in, the Gunners will be eager to dethrone the Cityzens and finally claim the coveted Premier League title for the first time since 2004.

The Premier League has announced Arsenal’s fixtures for the 2024/25 season, and Arteta’s side will kick off their campaign on August 17.

One of the most anticipated fixtures will be Arsenal’s double-header against Man City, which delivered plenty of talking points last season.

After marking the dates on your calendar, make sure to visit seatsnet.com to buy Man City tickets at unbeatable prices to watch the game live.

Read on as we provide an overview of key dates and fixtures in the Premier League schedule as the Gunners target another title challenge in the 2024/25 season.

A tough start

Arsenal will kick off their Premier League campaign against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium.

However, things get brutal after the clash with Gary O’Neil’s side as trips to Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur and reigning Premier League champions Man City all come within the opening five games.

While Arsenal fans could view the run of games as a daunting start, it could present Arteta with a golden opportunity.

Successfully navigating these crucial opening fixtures would be a significant confidence boost, helping Arsenal establish a solid foundation for a potential title charge.

A victory over Man City, in particular, would be a massive statement of intent.

Both clubs settled for a goalless share of the spoils in last season’s duel at the Etihad Stadium and the two points dropped came back to haunt the Gunners at the end of the season.

If Arsenal are serious about winning the title at the third time of asking, they must do everything in their power to best the Cityzens in Manchester.

Arteta has already thrown down the gauntlet to Guardiola’s side, making a bold assertion that he wants to win every Premier League game next season to beat Man City to the title.

“I told you anything less than 90, I didn’t believe it would deliver that,” Arteta told ESPN when asked how many points the Gunners need to win the Premier League title.

“Let’s start with 114 and see what we get. One-hundred-and-fourteen [the maximum points available] wins it, and then you start from there.

“You know that the margins are really, really small and tight, and the competition is going to be even harder than the previous season.

“You go game-by-game, earn the right to win every game, that’s all we can think of, and try to improve our players. And make them believe they can do it because now they are good enough to do it.”

The festive period

The annual festive fixture list is a source of both excitement and trepidation for Arsenal fans.

Last season, gruelling trips to Villa and Liverpool saw Arsenal drop points. They lost 1-0 to Villa and were held to a 1-1 draw at Anfield, dampening the holiday spirit.

However, Santa seems to have delivered an early present this year in the form of a much friendlier schedule.

Besides a short hop to the south coast to face Brighton on January 4 and a trip to Molineux Stadium to face Wolves at the end of the month, Arsenal’s remaining eight festive period fixtures are all within the capital.

Five are home games at the Emirates, welcoming Manchester United, Everton, Ipswich Town, Tottenham, and Aston Villa. The other three see short trips to Fulham, Crystal Palace, and Brentford.

This relatively relaxed schedule is a welcome relief for both the club and its supporters.

The familiar surroundings and lack of long-distance travels offer a significant opportunity to rack up points and potentially climb the Premier League table.

However, it’s worth noting that an FA Cup third-round tie is yet to be scheduled, and a potential deep run in the League Cup could add more fixtures to the already congested December and January period.

Furthermore, three Champions League group-stage matches will also need to be slotted in across those two months.

The run-in

The final three fixtures of the Premier League season offer a challenging test for Arsenal’s title ambitions.

A trip to Anfield to face Liverpool, followed by a home clash against Newcastle, culminates in a potentially tricky fixture on the south coast against Southampton, who may be fighting for their lives after securing Premier League promotion last season.

While these aren’t exactly fixtures that inspire confidence in a nail-biting title chase, there’s a flicker of hope for Arsenal before they head into the daunting finale.

Between their trip to Old Trafford to face Man United and a home London derby against Chelsea, Arsenal have a six-game stretch that most managers would dream of.

Home comforts against Fulham and Brentford, alongside away trips to Everton and Ipswich, provide a golden opportunity for Arsenal to strengthen their title pursuit.

Palace and newly-promoted Bournemouth round off the favourable run of fixtures, offering the Gunners further chances to bag crucial points.

Looking at Man City’s schedule only amplifies Arsenal’s frustration. Man City’s final seven fixtures look like a walk in the park for the reigning champions.

They face Palace at home, followed by Everton away, Villa and Wolves at home, with trips to Southampton and Bournemouth, and a final home clash against Fulham.

The pressure is clearly on Arsenal. They need to capitalise on their “winnable” games and secure vital points against their rivals.

Consistency and near-flawless execution are the expectations hanging over the team if they want to beat Man City to the Premier League title in 2024/25.

Arsenal 2024/25 fixtures in full

August

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) – 17th
  • Aston Villa (A) – 24th
  • Brighton & Hove Albion (H) – 31st

September

  • Tottenham Hotspur (A) – 14th
  • Manchester City (A) – 21st
  • Leicester City (H) – 28th

October

  • Southampton (H) – 5th
  • Bournemouth (A) – 19th
  • Liverpool (H) – 26th

November

  • Newcastle United (A) – 2nd
  • Chelsea (A) – 9th
  • Nottingham Forest (H) – 23rd
  • West Ham United (A) – 30th

December

  • Manchester United (H) – 3rd
  • Fulham (A) – 7th
  • Everton (H) – 14th 
  • Crystal Palace (A) – 21st
  • Ipswich Town (H) – 26th
  • Brentford (A) – 29th

January

  • Brighton & Hove Albion (A) – 4th
  • Tottenham Hotspur (H) – 14th
  • Aston Villa (H) – 18th
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) – 25th

February

  • Manchester City (H) – 1st
  • Leicester City (A) – 15th
  • West Ham United (H) – 22nd
  • Nottingham Forest (A) – 25th

March    

  • Manchester United (A) – 8th
  • Chelsea (H) – 15th

April

  • Fulham (H) – 1st
  • Everton (A) – 5th
  • Brentford (H) – 12th
  • Ipswich Town (A) – 19th 
  • Crystal Palace (H) – 26th

May  

  • Bournemouth (H) – 3rd
  • Liverpool (A) – 10th
  • Newcastle United (H) – 18th
  • Southampton (A) – 25th
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