Daily Archives: June 18, 2015
Reviewing Arsenal’s 2015/16 Premier League Fixtures
After a long frantic wait, the 2015/16 Premier League fixtures are finally out as teams will brace themselves up for another grueling campaign. Chelsea would have the gold patches for being the defending champions and the onus will be on teams like Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City to challenge for the title. Tottenham doesn’t have the quality to compete for the league because they’re shit, and Jack Wilshere received a fine of £40,000 because he stated the obvious. As for Liverpool, I would like to see how James Milner, Danny Ings and Alan Bogdan would help them with their first seven away fixtures that includes Stoke, Arsenal, Manchester United, Everton, Tottenha, Chelsea and Manchester City.
Arsenal begin the campaign with a home clash against West Ham before visiting Selhurst Park to take on Alan Pardew’s resilient Crystal Palace side. This would be followed by a home clash against Liverpool and the month would end with an away tie against Newcastle. After the first international break of the season, the Gunners would start September with a home game against Stoke before two tough away fixtures against Chelsea and Leicester City. Chelsea had an enviable record at home last season and Leicester’s surge for Premier League survival saw them get some decent results, especially at home.
The Gunners begin October with a clash against their eternal rivals, Manchester United and this would be followed up with a visit to Vicarage Road to take on new boys, Watford. A home clash with Everton would be followed closely with an away trip to Lukasz Fabianski’s Swansea City. In November, the Gunners would host the first North London Derby of the season (that’s if they don’t meet in the Capital One Cup) and there would be two away trips to West Brom and Norwich.
December would be busy as ever with the Gunners hosting Sunderland before going to Villa Park to play the FA Cup runners-up, Aston Villa. A nice home fixture against Manchester City would pop up and a boxing day clash away to Southampton would set the tone for things to end in 2016. Fans that follow Arsenal’s Premier League fixtures closely would observe that the team tends to visit St. Mary’s towards the end of one year or the start of the other. A.F.C. Bournemouth would be the team to have the honor of playing the Gunners in their last fixture of 2015. 2015 has been a very good year for Arsenal and the players would be hoping it ends on a high.
The Gunners start 2016 with a home clash against Newcastle before three daunting trips on the bounce – away to Stoke, away to Liverpool and a home clash against those Rent Bus Parking Boys, Chelsea. February starts with a home fixture against Southampton before away ties against Bournemouth and Manchester United. A home clash against Leicester is sandwiched in between the away trips. March sees the Gunners host Swansea before visiting their shadow, the White Hart Lane, to take on Tottenham, and this is followed up with a home clash against West Brom. March ends with the Gunners visiting Goodison Park to take on Everton.
In April, Arsenal hosts Watford, and goes away to Slaven BIlic’s West Ham. Crystal Palace visits the home of football before the Gunners visit the Stadium of Light to take on Sunderland. April ends with a home clash against Norwich. In May, the Gunners have only two fixtures at the Etihad and at home to Aston Villa.
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