Arsenal receives a surprising Champions League boost thanks to Premier League schedules.
Following the release of the new Premier League matches, Arsenal have received an unexpected Champions League boost.
The full 2023-24 season schedule was released on Thursday morning, with the campaign kicking off on Friday, August 11 with champions Manchester City’s visit to Burnley, guided by ex-City captain Vincent Kompany.
Arsenal will play Nottingham Forest in the Saturday midday slot next.
Mikel Arteta’s team did not win the league last season, but they did achieve their initial goal of qualifying for the Champions League, marking the first time in seven years that they will compete at Europe’s top table.
And the manager will be pleased with how the domestic schedule has aligned with their Champions League commitments.
Arsenal has won all six group stage games at home, though the first two are stiff tests against north London rivals Tottenham and championship contenders City.
It’s also worth mentioning that they’ll be playing away games prior to Champions League matches, including travels to Everton, Chelsea, Newcastle, and Aston Villa.
23/09/2023 – Tottenham (h)
07/10/2023 – Manchester City (h)
28/10/2023 – Sheffield United (h)
11/11/2023 – Burnley (h)
02/12/2023 – Wolves (h)
16/12/2023 – Brighton (h)