10 key dates in Arsenal's 2024/25 Premier League season

  • Premier League revealed 2024/25 schedule on Tuesday
  • Arsenal open up season at home to Wolves
  • Gunners endure tough start but have winnable run-in
Arsenal travel to Tottenham after the first international break of the season
Arsenal travel to Tottenham after the first international break of the season / Clive Rose/GettyImages

How much excitement can the Premier League's fixture release generate? There's no draw, no surprise opponents. You know exactly whom Arsenal will be facing in 2024/25, just not when.

Nevertheless, there's always a bit of intrigue surrounding the key fixtures. Every Gooner turns to the two north London derbies and, following the club's rise with Mikel Arteta at the helm, the potential title duels with Manchester City.

The opening game offers a marking point for supporters, while the season finale lets us know where Teta's showtime Gunners will be when they lift their maiden league title in over 20 years - presuming they haven't secured the crown already.

So, without further ado, here are ten key dates to put into your diaries for the 2024/25 Premier League season.

1. Wolves (H) - 17th August 2024

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Arsenal have won their previous six games against Wolves / Julian Finney/GettyImages

Arsenal had started the league season away from home four times on the bounce between 2019 and 2022 before they opened up against Nottingham Forest at the Emirates last season. A 2-1 victory ensued, with the Gunners winning 18 of their 32 Premier League opening day fixtures.

Arsenal kick-off 2024/25 in north London as they welcome Gary O'Neil's Wolves to the carpet.

O'Neil's side overachieved last season and secured a respectable mid-table finish. The Gunners completed the double over the West Midlanders, though, and have won their previous six against their opening-day opponents.

2. Aston Villa (A) - 24th August 2024

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Aston Villa completed the double over Arsenal last season / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

Unai Emery's Aston Villa are a big reason why Arsenal didn't end 2023/24 as champions.

Villa completed the double over Arsenal, and inflicted their final defeat of the season in April which ultimately proved costly.

Emery has so far gotten the better of Arteta head-to-head, but the Arsenal boss has a great chance to score a huge win early in the season at Villa Park.

3. Tottenham (A) - 14th September 2024

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Arsenal enjoyed their trip to N17 in April / Chloe Knott - Danehouse/GettyImages

There's been a change in tack from the schedule-makers, with Tottenham playing host to the first North London Derby of 2024/25. Over the past however many years, it's been the other way around with the Gunners usually travelling to their bitter rivals late on in the season.

So, Arteta won't mind getting this fixture out of the way nice and early. This one arrives after the first international break of the campaign.

4. Man City (A) - 21st September 2024

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The title rivals face off at the Etihad in September / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Arsenal benefitted from kind starts to the previous two seasons. 'Kind' is the last word anyone would use to describe their opening to 2024/25.

Their first three away games sees Arteta's side visit Villa Park, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and the Etihad. Spurs and Man City away in back-to-back weeks? God, that's rough.

Thus, early-season stability will be imperative. Arsenal were dogged in defence to secure a point at City last season, and an early-season win at the Premier League's supreme force would more than set the tone.

5. Ipswich Town (H) - 26th December 2024

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Ipswich Town travel to the Emirates on Boxing Day / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

Arsenal were pretty dire over the festive period last season, with the Gunners losing to West Ham after Christmas and Fulham on New Year's Eve.

There was no Boxing Day fixture for Gooners to enjoy last time out, and we can only hope the Gunners are part of one of the great English football traditions in 2024. Nothing beats some Boxing Day footer.

The newly-promoted Ipswich Town are currently slated to visit the Emirates the day after Christmas, but the Premier League's tendency to spread games out over this period means this fixture date is certainly subject to change (but let's hope it doesn't!),

6. Tottenham (H) - 14th January 2025

The North London Derby is unlikely to have serious title ramifications / HENRY NICHOLLS/GettyImages

Arsenal begin 2025 on the road to Brighton, and there's set to be a FA Cup third round fixture before they host their first game of the new year... and it's a biggie.

Barring a rare cup draw, the north London derbies will be done and dusted by early January, meaning, unlike last season, the fixture is unlikely to have any serious title ramifications.

7. Man City (H) - 1st February 2025

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Gabriel Martinelli sent the Emirates into raptures / Ryan Pierse/GettyImages

Look, anything can happen, but Arsenal and Man City are currently projected to duel it out at the summit again next season.

Alternate threats could emerge and perhaps one of the aforementioned pair endures a drop-off, but it's very much expected that Arteta and Guardiola will be there or thereabouts again in 2024/25, and thus their head-to-head duels will be significant.

Gabriel Martinelli sent the Emirates into raptures when his deflected striker saw Arsenal down City in October 2023 - their first Premier League victory over the Cityzens since 2015. However, as is the case with the NLD, the early nature of this fixture reduces the tension somewhat.

8. Man Utd (A) - 8th March 2025

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Leandro Trossard helped Arsenal record a rare win at Old Trafford / Stu Forster/GettyImages

Victories at Old Trafford are to be cherised, and Arsenal secured one during the run-in last season to ensure the title race went to the final day.

Leandro Trossard popped up with another clutch moment at the Theatre of Dreams as he became the first Arsenal player since Emmanuel Adebayor to score a winning goal at Old Trafford in front of fans.

The Gunners' tough away trips are split between the first and second halves of the 2024/25 campaign. Who knows what state Man Utd will be in when Arsenal visit in March, but this will be a tough fixture no matter how competent the Red Devils are.

9. Liverpool (A) - 10th May 2025

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The Gunners travel to Anfield late on in the season / MB Media/GettyImages

Arsenal's run-in isn't too daunting, but a trip to Anfield in May could make-or-break the club's campaign.

Arteta has transformed the mentality of the Gunners over the past two years, and his side have been able to secure several milestone results as a consequence.

They're yet to win at Liverpool's cauldron, though. Arsenal have drawn on their last two trips after taking the lead (2-0 in April 2023) and haven't won at Anfield since 2012.

10. Southampton (A) - 25th May 2025

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Arsenal finish the season at St. Mary's / Bryn Lennon/GettyImages

There will be no feel-good Emirates battering to round off the season, although Arsenal were made to work hard for their win against Everton to round off 2023/24.

The Gunners are on the road to conclude 2024/25, and they'll be visiting a ground they don't exactly have the fondest of memories of. Arsenal haven't won away at Southampton since January 2021, with the Gunners earning just a point on the South Coast from their last two visits.

The Saints are back in the big time having won the Championship play-offs, although a new look outfit will greet the Premier League next season.