By News Team
21st July 2021
It’s been a strange old few years for Arsenal, who have massively struggled since the departure of long-term manager Arsene Wenger.
But a new season brings with it a new sense of hope and optimism, and Mikel Arteta will be hoping that last term will prove just a blip as he aims to eventually return the Gunners back to the top of the Premier League. Only time will tell if he’s able to make any significant progress this season.
Ahead of the 2021/22 Premier League campaign, we’ve taken a look at all you need to know about Arsenal – from their upcoming league fixtures, to the latest football betting odds for the club this term.
Who is the manager of Arsenal?
While current boss Mikel Arteta started life at the helm of the club superbly by winning the FA Cup in 2020, last season was less encouraging. The Gunners finished a disappointing eighth in the Premier League table, the same as the season before, and their joint-worst performance since 1995. Arsenal will also be without European football this season for the first time in 26 years. A poor start to the season for Arteta could lead to the next Arsenal manager odds for some big names shortening.
Who are Arsenal’s key players?
Arsenal’s squad features a mix of star players, exciting young talent and a selection of players that the club would ideally be looking to move on. In terms of their key players, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the Gunners captain and star striker, but he will be hoping to improve on his lacklustre season last term. Bukayo Saka has become indispensable for the club, even more so after his Euros heroics with England, while Kieran Tierney has become the side’s most influential defender since his arrival from Celtic.
Where is Arsenal’s stadium?
Arsenal play at the 60,000-seater Emirates Stadium in north London, having moved there in 2006 from Highbury. It is the fourth-largest football stadium in England after Wembley Stadium, Old Trafford and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
When is the next Arsenal Premier League game?
Kicking off the season on August 13, the Gunners start life away to new boys Brentford, who will have a point to prove in their debut campaign in the Premier League. Up next for Arteta’s men is a home game against London rivals and European champions Chelsea on August 22. And if Arsenal fans thought that was a tough start, their club then faces a trip to Premier League champions Manchester City on August 28 ahead of the first international break.
Arsenal Premier League fixtures
The Arsenal Premier League fixtures for the 2021/22 season in full are below:
|13/08/2021||20:00||Brentford v Arsenal||Brentford Community Stadium|
|22/08/2021||16:30||Arsenal v Chelsea||Emirates Stadium|
|28/08/2021||12:30||Manchester City v Arsenal||Etihad Stadium|
|11/09/2021||15:00||Arsenal v Norwich City||Emirates Stadium|
|18/09/2021||15:00||Burnley v Arsenal||Turf Moor|
|26/09/2021||16:30||Arsenal v Spurs||Emirates Stadium|
|02/10/2021||15:00||Brighton v Arsenal||Amex Stadium|
|16/10/2021||15:00||Arsenal v Crystal Palace||Emirates Stadium|
|23/10/2021||15:00||Arsenal v Aston Villa||Emirates Stadium|
|30/10/2021||15:00||Leicester City v Arsenal||King Power Stadium|
|06/11/2021||15:00||Arsenal v Watford||Emirates Stadium|
|20/11/2021||15:00||Liverpool v Arsenal||Anfield|
|27/11/2021||15:00||Arsenal v Newcastle United||Emirates Stadium|
|30/11/2021||20:00||Manchester United v Arsenal||Old Trafford|
|04/12/2021||15:00||Everton v Arsenal||Goodison Park|
|11/12/2021||15:00||Arsenal v Southampton||Emirates Stadium|
|14/12/2021||19:45||Arsenal v West Ham United||Emirates Stadium|
|18/12/2021||15:00||Leeds United v Arsenal||Elland Road|
|26/12/2021||15:00||Norwich City v Arsenal||Carrow Road|
|28/12/2021||15:00||Arsenal v Wolverhampton||Emirates Stadium|
|01/01/2022||15:00||Arsenal v Manchester City||Emirates Stadium|
|15/01/2022||15:00||Spurs v Arsenal||Tottenham Hotspur Stadium|
|22/01/2022||15:00||Arsenal v Burnley||Emirates Stadium|
|08/02/2022||19:45||Wolverhampton v Arsenal||Molineux|
|12/02/2022||15:00||Chelsea v Arsenal||Stamford Bridge|
|19/02/2022||15:00||Arsenal v Brentford||Emirates Stadium|
|26/02/2022||15:00||Arsenal v Liverpool||Emirates Stadium|
|05/03/2022||15:00||Watford v Arsenal||Vicarage Road|
|12/03/2022||15:00||Arsenal v Leicester City||Emirates Stadium|
|19/03/2022||15:00||Aston Villa v Arsenal||Villa Park|
|02/04/2022||15:00||Crystal Palace v Arsenal||Selhurst Park|
|09/04/2022||15:00||Arsenal v Brighton||Emirates Stadium|
|16/04/2022||15:00||Southampton v Arsenal||St Mary's|
|23/04/2022||15:00||Arsenal v Manchester United||Emirates Stadium|
|30/04/2022||15:00||West Ham United v Arsenal||London Stadium|
|07/05/2022||15:00||Arsenal v Leeds United||Emirates Stadium|
|15/05/2022||15:00||Newcastle United v Arsenal||St James' Park|
|22/05/2022||16:00||Arsenal v Everton||Emirates Stadium|
What are the Arsenal odds to win the Premier League?
It’s been a long spell since Arsenal’s last Premier League title win in 2004, when they remarkably went the whole season unbeaten. According to the odds, however, the wait is set to go on for Gunners fans with the Arsenal odds to win the Premier League a massive 66/1 this season. Perhaps a more realistic target is a return to the top four, and elsewhere in the Arsenal betting odds they are 11/2 to do just that, though there are another six sides ahead of them in the betting, including arch-rivals Spurs. As for individual honours, their captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is 20/1 to win the Premier League’s Golden Boot this term, with the likes of Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah sitting ahead of him in the betting. Work out your potential winnings with our easy-to-use online betting calculator.
What are the odds that Arsenal win the next game?
As mentioned, Arsenal’s next game as they open their Premier League campaign is against newly promoted Brentford on August 13. Despite being the away side, the Gunners are favourites to start the new season with a victory at odds of 19/20. Brentford, meanwhile, are 14/5 for a surprise win, with the draw priced at 13/5.
What’s the latest Arsenal transfer and injury news?
With Arsenal performing so disappointingly last season, Arteta is keen to overhaul his squad ahead of the new campaign, and the club have been linked with several new players. Top of the list this summer has been Brighton and England defender Ben White, while the likes of Wolves’ Ruben Neves and Leicester’s James Maddison have also been touted with moves to the Emirates. Going the other way, Granit Xhaka has been linked with a switch to Roma, with Hector Bellerin reportedly lined up for a move to Inter Milan.
As for injuries, Arsenal are currently without Joseph Willock and Gabriel due to respective groin and knee problems.