Posted on June 17, 2017 by ADMIN

Why tough EPL fixtures can HELP Arsenal’s title challenge

I am sure that Arsene Wenger and everyone connected with Arsenal Football Club will have been a little worried when the fixture list for the new Premier League season were revealed, especially when they looked at the games set to be played after the dreaded Thursday nights in the Europa League.

With five out of the six European games seeing Arsenal play away and all five are traditionally some of the toughest trips around, with Burnley, Everton, Chelsea, Man City and Southampton for Arsenal to face. Whether this forces Arsene Wenger to go with a second string side in these Europa games we will have to wait and see. It could depend on the teams we play and where the games will be in Europe.

This is not the only worrying part of the new EPL fixture list though, because the Gunners have also been handed a really tricky opening. Just like in the last campaign our first three matches include games against Leicester and Liverpool abnd sandwiched in between is the generally disappointing away clash with Stoke City.

The fact that Arsenal got just one point from the Foxes and the Scousers at the start of last season, however, could actually help us, as it will surely keep Wenger and the players sharp and perhaps will force the boss to ensure his transfer action and training is sorted before the start.

If we can hit the ground running from a tough start it may just set the tone for a strong season. We can hope.

Bob.

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7 thoughts on “Why tough EPL fixtures can HELP Arsenal’s title challenge

  1. Back From The Ban Yet Again

    I think the computer must have had a gun to it’s head when it came to picking the Arsenal fixtures.What a nightmare of a fixture list,i don’t like it at all.

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  2. Dory Sater

    Every team in the PL has a tough stretch of games early in the season or later. We have to play the games and win them. There is no excuses. Arsenal are a professional team and that is their job. Win games. Play hard. Put forth ones best effort. Anything short of best effort is failure on the players and coaches part. End of story. No excuses.

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  3. RSH

    lol, we’ll be back where we belong after February/March, same as usual. No signs anything will change, so why expect anything different? Same old manager, same useless board, same botched transfer windows. Carry on

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    1. jimmy

      we can’t be talking about challenging for the league as of now, what it is important is to see what happened with the transfer window, who goes and who comes for us. if we supporters are not believing how on earth we are going to be inspirational to the players? the board needs to make us believing by showing ambitions on the transfer market. arsenal is not like Leicester, we can win league by chance or miracle, when the last time we won it it was in style, so talking about challenging for the league starts when the transfer window opens, you buy best players, it’s going not only motivate supporters but also the players!

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  4. wizardcalidad

    Story story all the way, as far as Wenger is in, Premier League trophy will continue to be out.. Even If Sanchez stays… Who cares about him leaving… buying the trio or
    James
    Icardi /Aubameyang
    Mahrez /Lemar (don’t really trust Lacazette) may do the trick for us.. No one is even talking Belloti again?
    Yeah, we need to buy a new mentality too

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  5. bosscalebs

    Too quick to say, ya we can really play the game with our mouths the decision is in May 2018. No quality signings no league winning. Let’s watch to see

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  6. ALIYU SALIHU

    ITS ALL THE SAME OLD STORY…6 THINGS THAT CAN MAKE ARSENAL CHALLENGE FOR TITLE…3 PLAYERS ARSENAL NEED TO CHALLENGE FOR TITLE. THATS WHATS BEING REPEATED OVER AND OVER AGAIN. AS FAR AS ARSENAL HAS THE SAME MANAGER AND THE SAME BOARD WITH THE SAME MENTALITY,ARSENAL FANS SHOULD STOP DREAMING FOR ANY MAJOR LEAGUE. MOREOVER WENGER ..I DONT KNOW WHATS WRONG WITH HIM. HE DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO REST HIS PLAYERS AND ENSURE THEIR FITNESS,HOW,THEN,CAN ARSENAL CHALLENGE FOR PREMIER LEAGUE WHILE EUROPA LEAGUE AND F.A CUP ARE STILL TO BE TENDERED TO? DONT FORGET THAT THIS FITNESS ISSUE IS ONE OF THE MAJOR SETBACKS ARSENAL FACE WHEN IT COMES TO TITLE CHALLENGE…AND THAT TOO,ITS THE PREMIER LEAGUE ALONE WITHOUT A TOUGHER TOURNAMENT LIKE EUROPA SO,WITH THE SAME MANAGER AND SAME BOARD,AS AN ARSENAL FAN,I WILL NO LONGER DREAM

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