The Premier League fixture list has been released, and as is the nature of European competition, things are constantly changing – and as reported by Metro, that is the case with Arsenal. The Gunners are going to have to endure another season of Europa League football, which of course, means a lot of changes. We kind of already knew that going into this, but let’s face it, everyone kind of wanted to forget about the whole ‘Europa League’ thing.
But we can’t really, can we? With that in mind, we thought that we’d put together a quick list of the fixtures that are going to be shifted. Oh, and this doesn’t even take into consideration the television games that have yet to be announced. Have fun, guys.
Aston Villa (H) – September 21
A few years ago this would’ve been a clash between two teams battling it out for a spot in the Champions League. Crazy. Anyway, in terms of the match up itself, it certainly feels like this is going to be one that Arsenal should’ve worry all too much about. Sorry, Villa fans.
Bournemouth (H) – October 5
Regardless of whether or not this game was changed or altered, we’re pretty confident in saying that Bournemouth aren’t going to serve as a massive threat to Arsenal – especially at the Emirates.
Crystal Palace (H) – October 26
Palace aren’t the kind of team you want to take lightly, and if this is rearranged to a midweek fixture, we can see Arsenal faltering in this one. We can’t know that for certain but the Eagles are lethal away from home, and have been for a while now.
Leicester (A) – November 9
Leicester tore Arsenal apart towards the end of last season, and hopefully, Unai Emery remembers that when he takes his side to the King Power once again this time around.
Norwich (A) – November 30
Carrow Road is a difficult place to go, especially if Norwich wind up going on a bit of a run. Hopefully this is a Sunday game as opposed to a tricky midweek fixture.
Manchester City (H) – December 14
People see this as a ‘oh well, they’ll probably lose anyway’ kind of game, but honestly, this City team can be beaten. It’s been proven in the not so distant past, and Arsenal just need to believe in themselves.
Had you already planned to go to any of these fixtures, or did you take the Europa League games into consideration?