Wednesday 22 November 2017

Arsenal fixtures 2016/17: Gunners start against Liverpool, Leicester up second in possible Jamie Vardy showdown

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Arsene Wenger

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Arsenal have been handed a difficult start to the 2016/17 Premier League season as they welcome Liverpool to the Emirates Stadium, having once again been awarded a home tie to kick-off the new campaign.

The Gunners actually played Liverpool in the opening fixture of the 2010/11 season, with the teams drawing 1-1, and with both sides already moving to strengthen their squads in the transfer window, it could be one of the most exciting curtain-raisers in recent memory.

As if that wasn't hard enough for Arsenal, they then face a trip to the King Power Stadium to take on reigning Premier League champions Leicester City.

The match could well be a controversial one, given Arsenal have made a £20m offer for Leicester striker Jamie Vardy to activate his buy-out clause. The England striker is not expected to make a decision until he returns from Euro 2016.

Here are some of the highlights from Arsenal's fixture list to look out for:

First game

Arsenal will face Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on the 13 August 2016.

Last game

Arsenal will play against Everton at Goodison Park on the 21 May 2017.

Games against biggest rivals

Tottenham: 05 November (H), 29 April (A)

Chelsea: 24 September (H), 04 February (A)

Manchester United: 19 November (A), 06 May (H)

Over the festive period

Arsenal will play over the festive period West Brom on Boxing Day, Crystal Palace on the 31 December and Bournemouth in the New Year.

 

Full fixture list

 

August

 

13: Liverpool (h)

 

20: Leicester City (a)

 

27:  Watford (a)

 

September

 

10: Southampton (h)

 

17: Hull City (a)

 

24: Chelsea (h)

 

October

 

01: Burnley (a)

 

15: Swansea City (h)

 

22: Middlesbrough (h)

 

29: Sunderland (a)

 

November

 

05: Tottenham Hotspur (h)

 

19: Manchester United (a)

 

26: A.F.C. Bournemouth (h)

 

December

 

03: West Ham United (a)

 

10: Stoke City (h)

 

14: Everton (a)

 

17: Manchester City (a)

 

26: West Bromwich Albion (h)

 

31: Crystal Palace (h)

 

January

 

02: A.F.C. Bournemouth (a)

 

14: Swansea City (a)

 

21: Burnley (h)

 

31: Watford (h)

 

February

 

04: Chelsea (a)

 

11: Hull City (h)

 

25: Southampton (a)

 

March

 

04: Liverpool (a)

 

11: Leicester City (h)

 

18: West Bromwich Albion (a)

 

April

 

01: Manchester City (h)

 

04: West Ham United (h)

 

08: Crystal Palace (a)

 

15: Middlesbrough (a)

 

22: Sunderland (h)

 

29: Tottenham Hotspur (a)

 

May

 

06: Manchester United (h)

 

13: Stoke City (a)

 

21: Everton (h)

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