If this leaked 2016/17 fixture list is to be believed, Arsenal face a hellish December.

During the early hours of Monday morning, a fixture list, said to be for the 2016/17 season, began to do the rounds on Twitter. Let’s have a look at what Arsenal have in store.


Our opening fixture is against Watford (A), who managed to knock us out of the FA Cup last season but we were pretty comfortable against them in the Premier League. After that we face Premier League winners Leicester City (H), followed by Burnley (A) and then Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City (A) in September.

This is all to be expected, however, and pretty manageable if we want to actually (properly) challenge for the title.

A month that doesn’t make enjoyable reading is December, in which we face Crystal Palace (A), Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United (H), Spurs (A), Chelsea (H), Swansea (H) and Bournemouth (A). All in the space of one month…

Oh dear.

The actual fixture list is due out in a week’s time on June 15th.