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Arsenal Fixtures: Gunners to entertain Nottingham Forest in opening weekend televised clash

Arsenal have today received their Premier League fixtures for the upcoming 2023-24 campaign. Last season saw them battle for the title for the vast majority of the campaign, and boss Mikel Arteta will be hoping to oversee a first Premier League title since 2003-04.

They will open their latest shot at winning the main prize with a home encounter with Nottingham Forest, live on TNT Sports. Ironically, it was their late season 1-0 loss with the Tricky Trees towards the end of last season that all but ended their title challenge, with Manchester City the ones to profit. Arsenal may be looking for payback of some kind.

Every fan counts down the day until fixture release day, when all 20 Premier League clubs see how they will start the season, locate when they’ll face any of their rivals and to see if the Christmas period and end-of-season run-in gives them a shot at possibly glory. Nevertheless, every team has to play one another twice, home and away, but the order is always interesting!

Here we will run the rule over some of the key periods of the season and let all those Arsenal fans know who your club will be playing.

Arsenal: A mixed start to the season, including some rivalry encounters

Every Arsenal supporter will quickly look to see when the famous North London Derby clashes with Tottenham Hotspur occur, and a glance at the fixture list shows it comes quite early on. As mentioned, they start with Nottingham Forest, but some tricky away clashes and also a home tie with Manchester United proposed plenty of exciting early battles.

Saturday 12th August 2023 – Nottingham Forest (H) – kick-off 12:30pm

Saturday 19th August – Crystal Palace (A)

Saturday 26th August – Fulham (H)

Saturday 2nd September – Manchester United (H)

Saturday 16th September – Everton (A)

Saturday 23rd September – Tottenham Hotspur (H)

Arsenal: Two October clashes stand out as key contests

There will be an international break coming in this period, but either side of that Mikel Arteta will oversee two potential important early season matches. They were the closest team to challenge Manchester City last season, and they’ll get their first chance to face them fairly early on. Chelsea, a London and historic rival, travel to the Emirates in October, as well.

Saturday 7th October – Manchester City (H)

Saturday 21st October – Chelsea (A)

Arsenal: Tough away schedule is the Christmas theme

Of course, there are no easy games in the Premier League, but Arsenal may feel as though they’ve been done a bad deal across the festive season in relation to their difficult away games. Liverpool, Aston Villa and Fulham are where they’ll be setting their sat-navs for, whilst a trip to Luton could be anything for any club this season.

Saturday 2nd December – Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)

Tuesday 5th December – Luton Town (A)

Saturday 9th December – Aston Villa (A)

Saturday 16th December – Brighton & Hove Albion (H)

Saturday 23rd December – Liverpool (A)

Tuesday 26th December – West Ham United (H)

Saturday 30th December – Fulham (A)

Arsenal: More eye-catching fixtures in early 2024

There are always particular fixtures that all football supporters will look for, and that doesn’t matter if you’re an expected title contender or a likely relegation candidate. The likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea remain a big fish for every opportunity, and it is this time of year where Arsenal play them again.

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Match referee Michael Oliver (centre) speaks to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday October 9, 2022. – Photo by Icon sport

Saturday 3rd February 2024 – Liverpool (H)

Saturday 16th March – Chelsea (H)

Saturday 30th March – Manchester City (A)

Arsenal: A derby and big rivalry feature in end of season run-in

Arteta may again count himself a little unlucky to receive a few more difficult away matches at a key part of the season once again. They will go to Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United in the closing games, in fixtures that could decide European spots, or maybe even the destination of the title. On the flip side, Manchester City end with a favourable run of games.

Saturday 20th April – Wolverhampton Wanderers (A)

Saturday 27th April – Tottenham Hotspur (A)

Saturday 4th May – Bournemouth (H)

Saturday 11th May – Manchester United (A)

Sunday 19th May – Everton (H)

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