The fixtures for the 2019/20 Premier League season have officially been released, and many Arsenal fans have already expressed their concern.
The Gunners face a tricky start, with Newcastle United their first game, followed by Burnley.
Unai Emery’s team then close out the month against Liverpool at Anfield, and north London rivals Tottenham Hotpsur at the Emirates Stadium.
To round off the season, Arsenal take on Liverpool at home, Aston Villa away and Watford at home in May.
What exactly Arsenal will be contesting is anyone’s guess, but fans will be hoping to see a return to the Champions League at the very least.
Arsenal fans react
It was difficult for many to look beyond August, with the Liverpool and Tottenham games particularly worrying.
The Gunners’ start is reminiscent of last season, when they had to face Manchester City and Chelsea in their opening two games – both of which they lost.
Perhaps encouragingly this time around, Arsenal have a couple of teams to face before taking on fellow top six sides.
Newcastle and Burnley both finished in the bottom half last season and offer a chance for Arsenal to get some momentum going. Not that these fans see it that way:
Liverpool and Spurs in August back to back I hate my life
— Ricky (@HarisonRamon) 13 June 2019
After seeing the fixtures ??? pic.twitter.com/AyKCY3xsxA
— SwamiGunner??? (@Swami_Ornstein) 13 June 2019
I see bare L’s
— d (@Polski38) 13 June 2019
Let’s just skip next season
— Met. (@AFCMet) 13 June 2019
Liverpool and Tottenham back to back??
— IsaacAFCG⚽️ (@IsaacAFCG) 13 June 2019
we’re getting maximum 3 points outta 12 in August
— ً (@GuyKnowsAll) 13 June 2019
Our August fixture is as bad as our transfer policy ? ?
3 points confirmed from 4 matches ?
— Precious AFC (@precious_ueko) 13 June 2019
That’s only 3 points in August ?
— Play The Youth (@charlie_whitz) 13 June 2019
Out of title race by September then ????
— Fabulist / Syfq (@_fabulistjiwa) 13 June 2019