As the festive season approaches, Arsenal fans will need to update their calendars. Seven Premier League fixtures for Arsenal have had their kick-off times altered to fit television schedules.

Arsenal and Chelsea on Boxing Day, 2001
Arsenal and Chelsea on Boxing Day, 2001

The first change will see Arsenal’s game at Kenilworth Road against Luton Town moved 30 minutes later to an 8.15pm kick-off on Tuesday, December 5.

This match will be shown on Amazon Prime Video.

Following this, the team will travel to face Aston Villa on Saturday, December 9, which has been rescheduled from a 3pm kick-off to 5.30pm and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

Changes have been made to Arsenal’s home game against Brighton & Hove Albion as well.

Initially scheduled for Saturday, December 16, the match has been moved to Sunday, December 17 with a 2pm kick-off.

The adjustment was needed due to Brighton’s Europa League commitments and the game will not be broadcast on UK television.

A shift in schedule also affects Arsenal’s visit to Anfield to face Liverpool on Saturday, December 23. Originally set for a 3pm kick-off, it will now begin at 5.30pm and will be televised on Sky Sports.

Arsenal’s clash with West Ham United, initially set for Boxing Day, has been rescheduled to 8.15pm on Thursday, December 28. Amazon Prime Video will broadcast the match.

Following this, Arsenal will visit Craven Cottage to play against Fulham, a fixture moved from Saturday, December 30 to Sunday, December 31.

The match is scheduled for a 2pm kick-off on New Year’s Eve and will be aired on Sky Sports.

Concluding the list of changes is Arsenal’s home game against Crystal Palace, which has been pushed back by one week as part of the Premier League’s winter break initiative.

The match was originally set for a 3pm kick-off on Saturday, January 13 but will now be played at 12.30pm on Saturday, January 20. TNT Sports will broadcast the game live.

The Premier League has confirmed that TV selections for match round 22, scheduled for January 30 and 31, will be announced in conjunction with the February broadcast selections.

Though these fixtures up to January 22, 2024, are not expected to change further, they remain subject to alterations should circumstances require.

With these changes, fans have clarity on Arsenal’s busy holiday period and can plan their schedules accordingly.

While some might be disappointed with the absence of a Boxing Day fixture, the updates allow for more Arsenal action to be enjoyed on TV throughout December and January.