Arsenal’s next six Premier League fixtures vs West Ham, Tottenham and Manchester United

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There was much disappointment among Arsenal fans on Sunday afternoon as Burnley held Mikel Arteta’s side to one point at the Emirates.

Plenty of opportunities to break the stalemate were rebuffed by the hosts as they sought to bounce back to winning ways from recent cup competition defeats to Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.

Arsenal were back in action after successfully requesting the postponement of the North London Derby last weekend due to a lack of available players.

Now they sit in sixth place, but just two points behind Manchester United, who moved up to fourth at the weekend. So how do Arsenal’s upcoming fixtures compare to their venue rivals?

Wolves (A)

A daunting journey for the Gunners with Bruno Lage’s side currently in solid form and not easily giving up goals.

A win for Wolves will take them above Arsenal, so the pressure will be on Arteta to come and take all three points and continue his quest for a shock Champions League spot next season.

Wolves have won their last three Premier League matches, beating Brentford, Southampton and Manchester United.

Brentford (M)

Arsenal will be ready for revenge when the Bees travel to north London in mid-February.

Thomas Frank’s side ensured Arsenal had their worst possible start to the season on opening day as the Gunners were overwhelmed and bullied by the Premier League’s new boys.

But Brentford have hit a more inconsistent form since and it’s the type of game Arsenal need to win if they are to earn that top-four spot.

Watford (A)

Who knows who will be in charge of the Hornets when the two teams meet?

Claudio Ranieri is under huge pressure at Vicarage Road and there’s a good chance he won’t be in the dugout when the Gunners make the short trip north to Hertfordshire.

They were recently beaten 3-0 by Norwich City, but a change of manager could mean a completely different team will be presented at the start of Arsenal’s game.

Leicester (H)

It’s a game Leicester have enjoyed great success in over the years, but Arsenal are hoping for a repeat of this season’s game at the King Power.

Goals from Gabriel and Emile Smith Rowe saw the Gunners win 2-0 in what was one of their best performances of the 2021-22 campaign so far.

They will be hoping for more of the same when the Foxes travel to north London, but Brendan Rodgers’ side appear to be slowly improving and if a number of injured faces are back Arsenal will face a big test .

Villa Aston (A)

There aren’t many more daunting trips to the Premier League at the moment.

Under Steven Gerrard, Villa are enjoying a new lease of life and the signings of Phillipe Coutinho and Lucas Digne have only underlined their ambition ahead of this clash.

Villa are currently 10 points behind Arsenal but a lot could have changed at this stage.

Crystal Palace (A)

Two daunting days in a row arrive in late March and early April.

Patrick Vieira’s men came on seconds after claiming all three points at the Emirates earlier this season, a late strike from Alexander Lacazette saving the Gunners.

But Palace are intimidated by no foe, having already beaten Manchester City and Spurs this season, and a tough challenge will certainly await Arsenal.

Manchester United’s next six matches

Burnley (A)

Southampton (H)

Leeds (A)

Watford (H)

Manchester City (A)

Tottenham (H)

Tottenham’s next six games

Southampton (H)

Wolves (H)

Manchester City (A)

Leeds (A)

Everton (H)

Manchester United (A)

West Ham’s next six games

Watford (H)

Leicester (A)

Newcastle (M)

Wolves (H)

Liverpool (W)

Villa Aston (M)

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