Arsenal’s next five Premier League fixtures compared to Man United, Tottenham and West Ham
The next five games could be crucial in deciding Arsenal’s fate next season.
Crystal Palace (A) – April 4
The international break separates Arsenal’s next game so Arteta will have plenty of time to mastermind a victory over club legend Patrick Vieira. While praying that none of his star men suffer any injuries, of course.
A last-gasp Alexandre Lacazette strike was needed to earn a 2-2 draw against Palace last time out, one that caused Vieira to drop to his knees on the sideline. But Arsenal will be eager to go one step further at Selhurst Park.
Brighton (H) – April 9
A game that should really have three points written all over it for Arsenal. After a strong start to the season, Brighton’s motivation appears to have dropped in recent weeks with Graham Potter’s side currently on a six-game losing streak.
Arsenal were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw at the Amex earlier this season but in front of a home crowd, only three points will do in the race for the top four.
Southampton (A) – April 16
A game that may have proved troublesome a few weeks ago, but Southampton too have struggled for form in recent weeks. Ralph Hassenhuttl’s men are currently in the midst of a three-game run of losses, including to relegation-threatened Watford and Newcastle.
But with the likes of James Ward-Prowse, Armando Broja and Tino Livramento in their side, they are always capable of causing a problem. Regardless, this is again another fixture Arsenal should be winning if they are serious about making the top four.
Chelsea (A) – April 20
It is impossible to tell what state Chelsea will be in by the time this fixture comes around. The Blues are on the hunt for a new owner following Roman Abramovich’s sanctioning and the saga does not look likely to end any time soon.
But with the Blues sitting pretty in third, there is every chance focus on league games will have wavered by the end of April, potentially handing Arsenal the chance of claiming a big three points.
Manchester United (H) – April 23
What a huge few days this looks set to be for Arteta’s side! After facing Chelsea on a Wednesday night, they will be tasked with taking on the Red Devils at the Emirates in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off.
Ralf Rangnick has struggled to get any level of consistency out of his side since taking over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but there is no doubting the quality still present in the United ranks. Arsenal are one of Cristiano Ronaldo’s favourite opponents too so the Gunners will have to be at their very best.
Manchester United’s next five games
West Ham’s next five games
Tottenham’s next five games
Aston Villa (A)