Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Arsenal host Nottingham Forest in 23/24 season opener

Arsenal will start the 2023/24 Premier League season at home to Nottingham Forest in the early Saturday slot on 12 August.

The Gunners eased past Steve Cooper’s side 5-0 at the Emirates last season but fell to a limp 1-0 defeat at the City Ground in May to confirm Manchester City as champions. Given that’s still fresh in the memory, the chance for an early revenge is welcome.

After that, we head to Crystal Palace and then host Fulham before a mouthwatering home clash with Manchester United on 2 September.

There are seven fixtures in December including a trip to Anfield and a home game versus West Ham either side of Christmas.

The north London derbies are pencilled in for 23 September at home and 27 April at White Hart Lane.

On the final day of the season, we’ll host Everton at the Emirates.

As for tricky runs, we’ve got City and Chelsea either side of October’s international break and the run of away games at the tail-end of the season from March through until May has us heading to City, Brighton, Wolves, Sp*rs and United. Granted, the home games in between look kind(ish).

TV selections haven’t been made yet so all of the dates are subject to change. The Premier League have stated:

“The Premier League has committed to giving supporters a minimum of six weeks’ notice (from the first match in the relevant month) on broadcast selections until December 2023, and five weeks’ notice from January 2024 until Matchweek 37.”

They tend to trip at the first hurdle on that front, so take it with a pinch of salt.

We can at least hope for a little less Sunday football now that we aren’t playing Thursday nights in the Europa League.

Provisional dates for 23/24 Premier League season

Image courtesy of Arsenal.com

23/24 Champions League group stage schedule

Matchday 1: 19/20 September 2023
Matchday 2: 3/4 October 2023
Matchday 3: 24/25 October 2023
Matchday 4: 7/8 November 2023
Matchday 5: 28/29 November 2023
Matchday 6: 12/13 December 2023

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The OddFather

LET’S DO THIS!!

Tommmy

Everton at home last game of the season? WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT

Goonerrific

Big Willy through to Gabriel for the fourth?

Qwaliteee

Like it. 😉👍

SizC

Brings back memories of T.Adams sealing the deal.

A Different George

If they haven’t been retroactively relegated by then and we play Leeds instead.

Sunglasses

Nice start to the season and not seeing any terrible runs. COYG!!!

Cannon and ball and arsen’all

The fixture list is similar to last season – we play most the tough fixtures at home first half of the season – so it almost guarantees a collapse second half of the season. Last few fixtures include spuds and Utd away

Sonny

My eyes scroll straight to the dates for the NLD 😂

Fatgooner

Spuds and Man United our last two away games?!

WTF?!

Dwd

What a horrible time to play them. Either we have nothing to play for which is crap or we really need the points which is fucking nerve racking!!

Qwaliteee

Or we clinch the title at either of them.

Think positive FFS.

Dwd

Ok I’ll think positively from now on, cheers

Eric Blair

That’s the PMA bro!

Qwaliteee

What’s the matter Fats?

Don’t tell me you’re scared of them….!!

😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂

BIGMAL

Spuds after Champions League game in September, that’s a bit disappointing

Cannon and ball and arsen’all

Glad you raised this – same thing was dealt out last season – play the tough teams at home first half of the season so you can set up the collapse second half of the season

Saps

Well spaced fixtures.
No death run.
1st step to glory…

edwardavern

Oof, that’s a tricky end to the season. We’ll need to have points in the bag by the end of March to make it through that run-in… I can’t see us going to Brighton, Spurs and United and not dropping some points.

DanEllis

Good to see all home games following Champions league fixtures – makes a nice change!!

Anon

Sounds like bad news for Forest

Dritten

I like this, should have good chances of going 3 out of 3 to build momentum for harder challenges!

COYG!

shokim

Concur with the kind(ish) fixtures. At least we don’t start our campaign on a Friday night…

Chris

Am I right in working out from the above that we follow each of our Champions League group games with a home game? If so that’s presumably pretty rare but a good thing?

Nelson

I noticed that too. I guess it’s probably not as unusual as you would imagine, as PL fixtures tend to alternate between H and A, whilst CL group fixtures will fall in the same game weeks year after year. Definitely a good thing for us though, especially if we get drawn in CL against teams at the far end of Europe.

Benglian

Saw this too. Pretty kind…so no excuses!

thankyou22

Brighton at home in Dec is tricky – we have lost to Brighton 3 times at home in the last 2 seasons and Dec has 7 games.

Emi Rates

Gonna try and come over for one of the September games. It’ll be the first time for me.

Emi Rates

And strike that one off as the only date available is the away game at Everton. Never mind.

Crash Fistfight

And you’d have to be lucky enough to get a ticket in the poxy ballot.

Emi Rates

Money better spent on other stuff I guess. I’ll find a pub to get pissed up and watch the game in instead.

Joker

That’s the spirits.

Colm

We’re at home after every CL fixture

PTAFC

Never been bothered with the fixture list, got to play everyone home and away and that’s that. Looking forward to what the summer brings and let’s go for it

Snc

Im praying the last 8 matches we pull through this time.. and we go to old Trafford and win the league…. Again.

Qwaliteee

Opportunities to win the title at Old Trafford for the second time – and, if we REALLY smash up the league – at the toilet bowl for the first time and Tottenham for the third time!

Get these signings made and BRING IT ON….!!

COYG

Naked Cygan

Apart from Everton away, all of our games are in London or the south coast till November 4th @ Newcastle. This will definitely help with the travel times and upcoming Champions League games.

SLC Gooner

Most of the tough opponents at home in the first half of the season and away in the second. I’d rather have had it the other way around, or more evenly split. Otherwise, not too bad a schedule.

Eric Blair

Well that was rather anticlimactic, each team home and away you say? Sounds reasonable.

The one I’m really waiting for is the CL draw, don’t think I’ve been as excited about a draw since our early forays into the CL. I remember being a little disappointed with getting little Lens, and then we went and lost to them if memory serves correct!

I’m off to the Rice bid rejected comments section now, already a little afraid of what’s lurking there.

Sebinho9

Feels like a title winning programme IMO.

Pearson

27 April 2024 must be the day we get Tottenham relegated

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