Arsenal to play Leicester City at home on the opening day

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premier league 2017-18

The fixtures for the new season have been released, and Arsenal will play Leicester City at home on the opening day of the 2017-18 Premier League season.

The Gunners required a Robert Huth own goal to beat the Foxes in the same fixture last season, and earlier drew 0-0 at the King Power Stadium.

That game will be followed up by away trips to Stoke and Liverpool, before we host Bournemouth at home.

We then travel to Stamford Bridge to play champions Chelsea, which is followed by a home game against West Brom.

Full fixture analysis to follow later on this morning.

You can see the full list here.

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Dublin Gooner

We could know an awful lot about the season ahead after 4 or 5 games. Tough start.

Peter

I really hope we for once will be ready for the first game, we cannot afford to throw another first game.

Adam

Haha!!:)

Dan Gunn

Wrap Koscielny in cotton wool!

Martin

He can’t play in opening 2 matches as suspended

Pedant

Tough February but OK from then onwards.

Hope we get off strongly (get the transfer business done asap please) and if we can avoid the mid-season slump then the last three months are pretty decent.

Pedant

And lots of Sunday matches (given we will be playing on Sp*rsday) does anyone think that is good?

Loom

Actually we did already have lots of Sunday and Monday matches last season with the TV companies eager to push top6 games from Saturday (except the lunch kick off), so no real difference in there in my opinion.

Cornelius P. Snuffington III
Cornelius P. Snuffington III

Difference is that before, getting moved to Sunday meant an extra day of rest for the players before the game.

rugrat

top of the table! we are top of the table!!!

Gooooooooonnnnaaaaaaaaa
Gooooooooonnnnaaaaaaaaa

Such a disgrace this sport has become, I’m 100% certain these fixtures are fixed so the pathetic media can run their same Arsenal stories, such bullshit!

Antony

Good, we’ll actually need to be prepared this time round. Which we either will be, or if we’re not, no false hopes.

Des

Getting a few tough away games out the way early. Not a bad thing depending on if we can do what we couldn’t last season and be ready from the start. Not too much to ask is it?

sahil

Well that’s a tough start, a couple of stumbles and things will get toxic fast. Need to get the squad sorted fast.

Connoisseur

Christmas marathon ending with a Chelsea fixture? Hmmmm

Zenithreptile

Nice run in, should it matter at that point.

Runty Wilson

If (IF!) we can stay in contact with the top that run in could prove to be very favourable.

Red-Wing

Europa League has one more round after the group stage is finished, and now look at our February: Everton, Tottenham, City.

Tough start in August, but I’m actually glad to get rid of Stoke away game right at the beginning.

I’ll take 7 point from August and 10 from September. That’d be a really good start for me.

uncle D

That looks tough!

uncle D

Tough looking season altogether!!

midgunner

Good I like a tough start.

Let’s just hope we’re ready. Summer transfers done by end of July please!

Pedant

Tough start, tough November (often a dodgy month). But I predict we will win the last two matches of the season.

Scott P

So that would be the Europa League and FA Cup finals right?

Idealistic Optimist

Like the run-in starting from March. Only manure away from the so called top teams. If we can be in contention come March and we do our annual late sprint then we have a good chance to mount a proper challenge for the title.

Red-Wing

On the other hand, IF we’re still in the title race after February, we have only 1 (one!) match against probable title contenders in the last 3 months together (ManU away in april).

donald\'s trump

Great, we can rally back to 5th and then Arsene can say we are on the right track. just one or 2 signings next summer and we’ll be title winners.

Thierry bergkamp

If they are in the race at the new year, there’s not many tough looking games from January to May

Arvind

lol, it’s the same 19 teams from new year

Nathan

Not really, there are only 17 games in the new year. We will have played Liverpool and WBA (Away) twice by end of December and Chelsea as well twice by Jan 1. That’s three tough games from the return fixtures out of the way by the start of the new year.

K9ine

We get to play everyone twice no. Just win as many games as u can. Set a minimum win target of 32 games and fight for it. If we end up winning 27-28 that’s usually enough to win d league.
Set high targets Wenger and get everyone to buy in.

\'desi\'gner gooner

So we’re winning the league at Old Trafford on 28th April – 2018!!

Kernel

April 28, man utd away. Looks like we are
Winning the league at old Trafford.

bazza_wicks

until we get some level ground on players contracts & transfers in & out does it really matter who we play first game ? we know sky will change 80% of the games to suit them so until the above are addressed i hold resevations

Belfast Gooner

On paper it looks a tough start with Stoke and Liverpool both away in the 1st 3 games. Actually, it may not be a bad time to go to Liverpool. They also have the Champions League play-off round to get through in August so will play the midweek before we play them. I remember when we played the play-off rounds it was always very demanding at the beginning of the season.

GunnerDareMacedonia

I agree with you, liverpool last year had only the league and they prepared for our game 2 months with most friendlies played by one club and they were fully fit, as we played 4-5 games with our best players injuried or comming late and playing with b team and holding and chambers at.the back.

Now it will be reverse situatuion liverpool will not have time to prepare enough and priority will be the 2 CL games.

Also the orcs are always shit in the start of the season in the first 10 games before they gained confidence and form.

bring it on but please complete the transfer before our first game bot like last year with mustafi coming so late

GunnerDareMacedonia

watch now mahrez not been sold before our games and tears up appart and aftre the game he will be sold to another club not us. Just kidding, hopefully he will be with us by then.

jon

Great string of games, I feel exited already. (Of course, we will lose the opener, as Wenger is tired after having watched his telephone night and day the last week, incase Lacazette should call).

Huss

I believe there’s a typo in the headline. It should read “Arsenal to kick the ever loving shit out of Leicester City at home on the opening day”

Keith

The run in looks quite manageable…hopefully we can start strong and get through February

Baz00r

I wouldn’t mind us starting with a Kos/Meet/Holding back three. I think Mert showed he works in that formation, he is definitely the most “captaincy” out of them all. If we can keep a few clean sheets early in the season it would be a good confidence boost.

Goonerest Gooner

April 28th…..”We won the league. (we won the league) In Manchester. (in manchester). We won the league in Manchester, we won the league at old trafford, we won the league in Manchester”??

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