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Arsenal to face hectic schedule next season

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Arsenal will need to travel after their Champions League matches - if they qualify (©GettyImages)
Arsenal will need to travel after their Champions League matches - if they qualify (©GettyImages).

Arsene Wenger's side will be challenged to the core next season as they will have to travel to five away games after their Champions League group matches - if, of course, they qualify for the competition.

The strength in depth of the Arsenal squad will be challenged as they will have to travel to away games just days after facing foreign teams in the Champions League.

As Arsenal finished fourth in the Premier League last season, they will go into the qualifying round for the Champions League, where they will have a two-legged tie against a team from abroad.

If Arsenal are to qualify for the Champions League proper, they will then have to come to terms with travelling a lot as five of their six group stage matches are followed up with away games in the Premier League.

After playing mid-week either on Tuesday night or Wednesday night, the Gunners will then have to travel to the likes of West Bromwich Albion, Crystal Palace, Manchester United, Cardiff City and Manchester City just a few days later.

However, this may not be a problem for Arsene Wenger's men as last year, after a Champions League game, they would be unbeaten in the league with three wins and three draws.

Fellow Champions League competitors from England, Manchester United, will also face a tough task of travelling away to four matches after a Champions League game.

The reigning Premier League champions will have to travel to Manchester City, Sunderland, Tottenham and Aston Villa.

The other two English hopefuls, Chelsea and Manchester City, have been given a kinder fixture list. Jose Mourinho's men have one away game after a Champions League tie, while Manuel Pelligrini's side will only travel to two.

 

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