Arsenal 2018-19 season: Fixtures, transfers, squad numbers & complete Premier League schedule

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A fresh era begins in North London in 2018-19 and the new Gunners boss had a small window to experiment in ahead of the task at hand

Arsenal begin life after Arsene Wenger in 2018-19 as they embark on a fresh era with a new manager, Unai Emery, at the helm.

Fans have been given a glimpse of what the iconic Frenchman's successor has to offer during pre-season, with competitive action ready to under way ahead of the new campaign.

The north London side were back in the International Champions Cup this summer, which meant they had games against top opposition in Asia and Europe as a warm-up exercise.

This is your complete guide to the Gunners' 2018-19 pre-season and Premier League fixtures, with dates, venues and all you need to know about the upcoming season.


Arsenal pre-season fixtures


Date Match Time (UK / US ET) Venue
Jul 14 Boreham Wood 0-8 Arsenal 3pm / 10am  Meadow Park, Hertfordshire
Jul 26 Atletico Madrid 1-1 (3-1 pens) Arsenal 12:35pm / 7:35am  Singapore National Stadium
Jul 28 Arsenal 5-1 Paris Saint-Germain 12:35pm / 7:35am Singapore National Stadium
Aug 1 Arsenal 1-1 (6-5 pens) Chelsea 8:05pm / 3:05pm Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Aug 4 Arsenal 2-0 Lazio 7pm / 2pm Friends Arena, Stockholm

Arsenal were one of five English clubs taking part in the 2018 International Champions Cup and they played three games in the competition. 

While the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool were competing in the United States, the Gunners' games were held in Singapore, with their final ICC game taking place in Ireland.

They returned to mainland Europe on August 4 for their final pre-season game against Lazio which they won 2-0.


Arsenal's 2018-19 squad numbers


Squad No. Position Player
1 GK Petr Cech
2 DF Hector Bellerin
4 MF Mohamed Elneny
5 DF Sokratis Papastathopoulos
6 DF Laurent Koscielny
7 MF Henrikh Mkhitaryan
8 MF Aaron Ramsey
9 FW Alexandre Lacazette
10 MF Mesut Ozil
11 MF Lucas Torreira
12 DF Stephen Licsteiner
13 GK David Ospina
14 FW Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
15 MF Ainsley Maitland-Niles
16 DF Rob Holding
17 FW Alex Iwobi
18 DF Nacho Monreal
19 GK Bernd Leno
20 DF Shkodran Mustafi
21 DF Calum Chambers
22 MF Jeff Reine-Adelaide
23 FW Danny Welbeck
25 DF Carl Jenkinson
26 GK Emiliano Martinez
27 DF Konstantinos Mavropanos
29 MF Matteo Guendouzi
31 DF Sead Kolasinac
34 MF Granit Xhaka

Arsenal's 2018-19 transfer activity


Arsenal have been relatively quiet in the transfer window so far, though arguably their biggest signing and departure happened when Emery replaced Wenger as boss.

The Gunners released long-term squad player Jack Wilshere to West Ham after the midfielder spent 10 years at the club, progressing through their youth academy but struggling to maintain steady match fitness.

They also released Santi Cazorla to La Liga side Villareal, while signing defender Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus on a free transfer. Their biggest signing so far has been in their €29 million (£26m/$34m) coup of Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria.

Transfer activity in

Position Player Transferred from Fee Date
DF Stephan Lichtsteiner Juventus Free June 5
GK Bernd Leno Bayer Leverkusen £19m ($24m) June 19
DF Sokratis Papastathopoulos Borussia Dortmund £15m ($19m) July 2
MF Lucas Torreira Sampdoria £26m ($33m) July 10
MF Matteo Guendouzi Lorient £7m ($9m) July 11

Transfer activity out

Position Player Transferred to Fee Date
DF Per Mertesacker Retired N/A May 17
MF Santi Cazorla Villareal Free May 21
MF Jack Wilshere West Ham Free June 19
MF Jeff Reine-Adelaide Angers £1m ($1.3m) July 26
FW Chuba Akpom PAOK £2m ($2.5m) August 3
DF Callum Chambers Fulham Loan August 7
FW Lucas Perez West Ham £5m ($6m) August 9

Arsenal's 2018-19 Premier League fixtures


The 2018-19 Premier League season will get started on August 11, with the full fixture list revealed on June 14.

Emery's first competitive match as Gunners boss sees him lock horns with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City at the Emirates and he'll follow that with a London derby away to Chelsea.

Another London derby is in store on matchday three as they welcome West Ham to the Emirates, with away clashes against Cardiff City and Newcastle United rounding out the first five games.

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The first North London derby of the campaign will take place at the Emirates on December 1, with a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United following three days later.

You can see Arsenal's full Premier League schedule for 2017-18 below.

Date Time Match
12/08/2018 16:00 Arsenal v Manchester City
18/08/2018 17:30 Chelsea v Arsenal
25/08/2018 15:00 Arsenal v West Ham United
02/09/2018 13:30 Cardiff City v Arsenal
15/09/2018 15:00 Newcastle United v Arsenal
23/09/2018 16:00 Arsenal v Everton
29/09/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Watford
06/10/2018 15:00 Fulham v Arsenal
20/10/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Leicester City
27/10/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Arsenal
03/11/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Liverpool
10/11/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Wolverhampton
24/11/2018 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Arsenal
01/12/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur
04/12/2018 20:00 Manchester United v Arsenal
08/12/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town
15/12/2018 15:00 Southampton v Arsenal
22/12/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Burnley
26/12/2018 15:00 Brighton v Arsenal
29/12/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Arsenal
01/01/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Fulham
12/01/2019 15:00 West Ham United v Arsenal
19/01/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Chelsea
29/01/2019 19:45 Arsenal v Cardiff City
02/02/2019 15:00 Manchester City v Arsenal
09/02/2019 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Arsenal
23/02/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Southampton
26/02/2019 19:45 Arsenal v A.F.C. Bournemouth
02/03/2019 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal
09/03/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Manchester United
16/03/2019 15:00 Wolverhampton v Arsenal
30/03/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Newcastle United
06/04/2019 15:00 Everton v Arsenal
13/04/2019 15:00 Watford v Arsenal
20/04/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Crystal Palace
27/04/2019 15:00 Leicester City v Arsenal
04/05/2019 15:00 Arsenal v Brighton
12/05/2019 15:00 Burnley v Arsenal

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