The fixtures for the 2018/19 Premier League season have been released, and while they’re always subject to change, we can get a pretty good idea of how things are going to go for every single team in the top flight. When it comes to Arsenal, we’ve already covered what could prove to be a difficult start to life in England for new boss Unai Emery. Now, it’s time to take a look at what could go down in the final six games of the campaign.
We’re going to go ahead and assume that the Spaniard makes it all the way through to the end of the season because let’s face it, no matter how disastrous his first few months in North London could hypothetically be, the Gunners aren’t going to get rid of him that easily.
Everton – Away
The Toffees are always going to be viewed as an unknown entity with a new manager coming through the door, but either way, it’s going to be interesting to see how Arsenal navigate a trip to Goodison Park so late on in the season. There’s often an intimidating atmosphere on Merseyside, and that’ll likely be the case for this one.
Watford – Away
You never really know what you’re going to get from one season to the next with Watford, although Arsenal have certainly struggled against them in recent years. They’ll need to come firing out of the blocks at Vicarage Road in order to avoid disappointment.
Crystal Palace – Home
Under the guidance of Roy Hodgson, Crystal Palace could have their best top-flight campaign in a long time. They’re starting to put some nice deals together in the transfer window, but regardless of that, Arsenal should see any given home game as a perfect opportunity for three points.
Leicester – Away
If Leicester City can keep hold of their major stars while also adding one or two more big names, then there’s a chance they could continue to push for a spot in the European places. From a technical standpoint, Arsenal have a better squad, but it may come down to who wants it more.
Brighton – Home
The dreaded second season syndrome could impact Brighton’s year, especially given how much the teams around them have been strengthening. Last year a defeat to the Seagulls was considered to be one of the low points of Arsenal’s season, and Unai Emery will be fully aware of that.
Burnley – Away
Now that Burnley have European football to contend with, we can’t imagine that they’ll be able to replicate their phenomenal season this year. Even away from home, Arsenal should be confident of a final day victory.
Are you happy with Arsenal’s final six games of the season?