Morning all.

Yesterday, the Premier League announced that our already moved fixture against Chelsea, has been moved again so instead of a 5.30pm kick off on Saturday 29th April, the match kicks off at 8pm on 2nd May. The Metropolitan Police are reported to be responsible for the change. Neither of the two clubs are particularly happy and I’m not surprised because it has an impact on the fans. Safety concerns are said to be behind the request from the Met Police.

The change means Mikel Arteta’s players will have more time to prepare for Chelsea, but less to prepare for the Newcastle Utd game.

Here is how the run-in looks for Arsenal and Man City.

Arsenal – April

  • 16th – West Ham United v Arsenal (2pm)
  • 21st – Arsenal v Southampton (8pm)
  • 26th – Manchester City v Arsenal (8pm)


  • 2nd – Arsenal v Chelsea (8pm)
  • 7th – Newcastle United v Arsenal (4.30pm)
  • 14th – Arsenal v Brighton (4.30pm)
  • 20th – Nottingham Forest v Arsenal
  • 28th Arsenal v Wolverhampton

Man City – April:

  • 15th – Man City v Leicester City
  • 19th – Bayern Munich v Man City (CL)
  • 22nd – Man City v Sheffield Utd (FA Cup)
  • 26th – Man City v Arsenal
  • 30th – Fulham v Man City


  • 3rd – Man City v West Ham
  • 7th – Man City v Leeds United
  • 9th – Champions League Semi-Final
  • 14th – Everton v Man City
  • 16th – Champions League Semi-Final
  • 20th – Man City v Chelsea
  • 28th – Brentford v Man City

June – potentially:

  • 3rd – FA Cup Final
  • 10th – Champions League Final

All bar two of Arsenal’s remaining fixtures are televised with Sky Sports showing five and BT Sport one. If by chance the title race goes down to the final day, I’m sure both our match against Wolves and City’s against Brentford will be televised too.

Assuming Man City win their game in hand, just three points separate us and them. I knew City had more fixtures to play than Arsenal but seeing them written down, wow, that’s a hectic six weeks for them. Even though they beat Bayern Munich 3-0 last night, the match was tighter than the score suggests and not for one minute do I believe Pep will think his team is already in the semi-final. Should they progress and Chelsea do too, the two clubs will play each other three times within eleven days, one of which is a League fixture.

Our game against City is sandwiched between them having played Sheffield Utd at The Etihad in the FA Cup and before travelling to London to face Fulham. We’d have played Southampton at The Emirates five days before travelling to Manchester with the one fixture against Chelsea six days later.

The focus in the media does seem to be on the City v Arsenal game but there is seven other clubs for Arsenal to worry about too. West Ham, Nottingham Forest, Southampton and Wolves are all desperate to avoid relegation and Brighton, robbed of a point at least against Totts last weekend, are going for Europa League qualification. Chelsea probably have all their eggs in the Champions League basket and Newcastle Utd will be hoping to pip Man Utd and Totts to third place, or even second. I can’t see Man City dropping that many points though. Lol

Brentford, who have already beaten City at The Etihad this season, are fighting for a Europa League place so they could easily nick a point or three off Guardiola’s team. This weekend they face a Leicester City side who’ve just appointed a new manager so you never know eh. Yep, I’m clutching my straws tightly.

All Arsenal can do is win as many matches as possible between now and the end of May and in any case, who’s to say we can’t win at The Etihad, who’s to say we’ll definitely beat West Ham? I think they’ll be safe come the end of the season but they do have a Europa Conference League fixture tomorrow night to get through and it’s away from home.

I think that despite only 8/9 League remaining this season, there are twists and turns to come.

Catch up in the comments.