Arsenal will see six of their Premier League games in August and September postponed due to live television selections and in advance of their UEFA Europa League campaign.
The Gunners’ next live domestic television match will be on Saturday, August 20, when they travel to Bournemouth. Due to live broadcast on Sky Sports, the game will now begin off at 5.30 p.m. instead of the previously stated opening night match against Crystal Palace on Friday, August 5.
The following week, the team will play host to fellow newcomers Fulham at Emirates Stadium, which will also kick off at 5.30 p.m., and they will finish the first month with a home game against Aston Villa on Wednesday, August 31, which will now kick-off at 7.30 p.m. to allow it to be broadcast by BT Sport.
The month of September begins with a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United, which has been moved to Sunday, September 4, and a 4.30 pm start and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
A week later, on Sunday, September 11, they will face Everton at Emirates Stadium in a 2 pm kickoff after beginning their Europa League campaign the previous Thursday.
The matchup with the Toffees has not been chosen for live television coverage.
On Sunday, September 18, Arsenal FC will travel to Brentford to play the Bees in a game that will be broadcast on Sky Sports and begin at 2pm.
August and September’s updated Premier League schedule:
- Fri Aug 5: Crystal Palace (A) 8 pm-Sky Sports
- Sat Aug 13: Leicester City (H) 3 pm
- Sat Aug 20: Bournemouth (A) 5.30 pm -Sky Sports
- Sat Aug 27: Fulham (H) 5.30 pm -Sky Sports
- Wed Aug 31: Aston Villa (H) 7.30 pm – BT Sport
- Sun Sep 4: Manchester United (A) 4.30 pm -Sky Sports
- Sun Sep 11: Everton (H) 2 pm
- Sun Sep 18: Brentford (A) 2 pm-Sky Sports
The disappointing 2021–2022 Premier League campaign for Arsenal came to an end as Mikel Arteta’s team fell short of a top-four finish in the closing weeks.
The displeasure of the Gunners was increased when, in May, local rival Tottenham Hotspur defeated them in the race for UEFA Champions League qualification.
Building a team that is prepared to compete in the Europa League and sustain a challenge against the heavyweights of the top flight has been Arteta’s priority.
Before the start of the season, Arteta is anticipated to add more fresh faces aside the signing of Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City on a five-year deal.
Marquinhos and Fabio Vieira have already joined to offer creativity to the midfield, and Matt Turner, an international for the United States, has joined as a backup goalkeeper.