The Premier League is finally reaching the business end of the season and Arsenal play some huge games in the title race when we return from the upcoming international break, including Manchester City away from home in what could be a title decider.
Arsenal’s title charge is coming down to the last 11 games of the season and their next five games provide some difficult fixtures that could have a huge impact on the Premier League title race.
The Gunners’ first game back after the International break will see them take on a Leeds side who are currently in 14th and struggling just four points clear of the relegation zone.
In the reverse fixture this season Arsenal came out on top 1-0 winners at Elland Road, with a Bukayo Saka stunner securing all three points for the Gunners in October.
Leeds are very much in the relegation scrap this season and just like Arsenal they need every point they can get at the minute, so the opening fixture in April is set to be a enticing affair.
🏠 vs. Leeds
✈️ vs. Liverpool
✈️ vs. West Ham
🏠 vs. Southampton
✈️ vs. Man City
🏠 vs. Chelsea
✈️ vs. Newcastle
🏠 vs. Brighton
✈️ vs. Nottingham Forest
🏠 vs. Wolves
Can Arsenal get over the line with this schedule? 🏆⏳ pic.twitter.com/efkIvUctUr
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 19, 2023
The second fixture Arsenal play in April could be one of their toughest, as they face a daunting trip to Anfield.
Although Liverpool appeared to finally be picking up momentum in the league, a 1-0 loss to Bournemouth last weekend was the last thing the Reds needed this season and they are now five points behind Newcastle in fifth.
Despite their league form this year, Liverpool have only lost one of their last six against Arsenal which was the reverse fixture that saw the Gunners edge a five goal thriller.
After Leeds and Liverpool, Mikel Arteta’s side will face West Ham away before playing Southampton at home in the penultimate game of the month.
The last game in April could be a title decider for Arsenal or even potentially Manchester City, as the two sides will meet at the Etihad for what promises to be the game of the season.
Arsenal vs Man City run in. [sky] pic.twitter.com/Du9j4yOqRw
— AfcVIP⁴⁹ (@VipArsenal) March 12, 2023
Pep Guardiola and Manchester City have already beat Arsenal in the FA Cup and the league this season and they hold an unbeaten streak against the Gunners that goes back seven games with the last time Arsenal won back in the 2020 FA Cup semi final.
Arsenal will be hoping to break their horrible streak against Manchester City in April as they could potentially be on the verge of a first Premier League title in 20 years.
Arsenal’s Next Five Fixtures
- Arsenal vs Leeds United – 01/04/2023
- Liverpool vs Arsenal – 09/04/2023
- West Ham vs Arsenal – 16/04/2023
- Arsenal vs Southampton – 21/04/2023
- Manchester City vs Arsenal – 26/04/2023