Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Arsenal's Fixtures, Our Relatively Easy and Difficult Fixtures are Highlighted

Finally Gooners have something different to talk about. Rather than just transfer rumours we can now analyse how having difficult fixtures and easier fixtures at certain times of the year will help us to do well or hinder us in our chase for glory. 

The fixtures were released today and as expected there are patches of easier games and sometimes a run of more difficult games. Our relatively easiest run of games is from Christmas and is against 7 of the teams that didn't finish in the top 8 last year.Our most difficult periods is March and the first week of April. Our top 5 opponents are in red, last season's 6th-15th placed finishers are in black and Newcastle, Sunderland and the 3 promoted teams are in green. Home matches are in bold If you would like to know how the the fixtures are compiled, you can look here. Arsenal's Premier League fixtures in full:

Sat 17HAston Villa 
Sat 24AFulham 
Sat 31HTottenham Hotspur 
Sat 14ASunderland 
Sat 21HStoke City 
Sat 28ASwansea City 
Sat 5AWest Bromwich Albion 
Sat 19HNorwich City 
Sat 26ACrystal Palace 
Sat 2HLiverpool 
Sat 9AManchester United 
Sat 23HSouthampton 
Sat 30ACardiff City 
Tue 3HHull City
Sat 7HEverton 
Sat 14AManchester City 
Sat 21HChelsea 
Thu 26AWest Ham United 
Sat 28ANewcastle United 
Wed 1HCardiff City 
Sat 11AAston Villa 
Sat 18HFulham 
Tue 28ASouthampton 
Sat 1HCrystal Palace 
Sat 8ALiverpool 
Tue 11HManchester United 
Sat 22HSunderland 
Sat 1AStoke City 
Sat 8HSwansea City (or FA Cup Q/F)
Sat 15ATottenham Hotspur 
Sat 22AChelsea 
Sat 29HManchester City 
Sat 5 AEverton 
Sat 12 HWest Ham United (or FA Cup S/F)
Sat 19AHull City
Sat 26HNewcastle United
Sat 3HWest Bromwich Albion
Sun 11ANorwich City

I like our easyish final run of games. Hopefully we'll still be in other competitions at the same time.


1 comment:

  1. we have one of the easiest starts to the season among last season's top 5. Only the NL derby looks to be one in which dropped points are possible. Without being too confident, we should really take 22-24 points from the first 27 (9 games). December and March look tricky, even before you add in league cup and UCL matches.