Could Arsenal’s supposed leaked opening Premier League fixture be a blessing?

Arsenal are set to open their Premier League 2020-21 season away against Manchester United supposedly, with the opening weekend of fixtures leaked on the official Premier League fantasy football site.

If the fixture list proves to be true, we have been dealt the toughest ask of the so-called ‘top six’, with Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham all gifted routine-looking home fixtures, while Liverpool will make the trip to London to take on West Ham.

On paper, we wouldn’t necessarily be expecting the three points, but 2020 is no normal year, and Manchester United are yet to even finish their current campaign.

We are two weeks away from our season’s opener, where we will take on Liverpool in the Community Shield at Wembley, and only four weeks away from the supposed kick-off of our prestigious league competition, yet United are playing tonight against Sevilla for a place in the Europa League final, which could see them end their campaign either today or this Friday coming.

This will allow the Red Devils very little rest, preparation, holiday-time or time to evaluate their playing squad ahead of the new term, and it could well prove to be a boost by playing them so early into the season.

United will be expected to win tonight’s fixture, which will leave just over three weeks turnaround for our rivals, which will not be easy, especially as players will be called up for international duty for the week before the PL will get going also.

The entire fixture list can be found below, as found by the Mirror on the Fantasy.Premierleague.com website.

Full ‘leaked’ 20/21 opening day

Brighton vs Sheffield United
Chelsea vs Southampton
Everton vs Fulham
Leeds United vs Newcastle United
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace
Manchester United vs Arsenal
Tottenham vs Aston Villa
West Brom vs Burnley
West Ham vs Liverpool
Wolves vs Leicester

Will Arsenal have an advantage over United should the above prove to be true?

Patrick

Tags Arsenal v Man United Man United

16 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    They’re always ‘leaked’ have they ever been right??
    Only have 5 days to wait….

  2. Okiror says:

    But International Football should be suspended during this corona time can’t get why FIFA is insisting on playing before league opens,
    Imagine players travelling with all the risk of importing be Corona from countries in they go to

  3. Declan says:

    No. Definitely not an advantage. Better to have a home tie against an “easier” team.

  4. Uwot? says:

    Not an advantage because of where we’re playing.At Manure.The home of the “ penalty kings”.ill bet you right now before a ball is kicked they’ll get at leat one ( penalty) against us & a perfectly correct Arsenal goal will be disallowed by VAR.Also the “ impartial ref” lol 😂 will be either Mike Dean or Martin Atkinson for a guaranteed stitch up.Actually I think I’ll nip down the bookies now.Ill make a fortune.

    1. Quincy Okereke says:

      Loool

    2. Sue says:

      😂😂 I bet they’ll smash their penalty record next season!!

  5. Quincy Okereke says:

    I’ll say bring them on.. better early than late.

    1. Sue says:

      OT.. Great afternoon – Hamilton makes it look sooooo easy!! 👌 And Ronnie only needs one more frame 👍

  6. Dyer says:

    Can’t be true as premier league have agreed all clubs participating in Europe have 30 days rest before any fixtures must be played. Therefore man u if knocked out this eve won’t play till after the 1st weekend.

  7. Highbury Hero says:

    My condolences to Manchester United for being the first casualty of our 14th title triumph.

    1. Highbury Hero says:

      I am truly sorry for their loss.

  8. Sue says:

    Come on Sevilla 😝

    1. Sue says:

      Penalty to United already!!!

  9. Quincy Okereke says:

    Oh of course Bruno Penandez will convert it.

  10. Hearsz says:

    At least one of these fixtures is wrong.

    United and City wouldn’t both be at home on the same weekend, every proper football fan knows this!

  11. gunnerforlife says:

    Utd. have lost to Seville. Not an ideal opening day fixture for us. But is the leak correct? Better to wait till the official list comes out.

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