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Arsenal 2017-18 preview: Transfers, full squad, fixtures, shirt numbers & tickets

4:11 AM IST 01/08/17
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What the future holds in store for Alexis Sanchez remains to be seen but the Gunners will have Alexandre Lacazette to add to their attack this season

Arsenal will set their sights on returning to the Champions League and Premier League title contention during the 2017-18 season.

The Gunners slipped to a fifth-place finish in the English top flight last term and will play in the Europa League instead of Europe's top competition as a result.

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They will also have to overcome the doubt around the futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, both of whom are out of contract in 2018, but new signing Alexandre Lacazette has given Gooners a reason to be cheerful.

With competitive action set to kick off on August 11 in the Premier League against Leicester City, Goal has your complete guide to the new Arsenal season.

1. Transfers
2. Squad
3. Fixtures
4. Tickets



Date Player From Fee
Jul 1 Sead Kolasinac Schalke Free
Jul 5 Alexandre Lacazette Lyon £46m


Date Player To Fee
Jul 1 Yaya Sanogo Free agent N/A
Jul 1 Stefan O'Connor Free agent N/A
Jul 1 Kostas Pileas Free agent N/A
Jul 1 Kristopher da Graca Free agent N/A
Jul 1 Chris Willock Benfica Free
Jul 1 Takuma Asano Stuttgart Loan
Jul 8 Kaylen Hinds Wolfsburg £2m
Jul 13 Glen Kamara Dundee Free
Jul 14 Marc Bola Bristol Rovers Loan
Jul 17 Daniel Crowley Willem II Free
Jul 19 Wojciech Szczesny Juventus £13m

First-team transfers shown in bold .


No. Name Position Age
2 Mathieu Debuchy Defender 32
3 Kieran Gibbs Defender 27
4 Per Mertesacker Defender 32
6 Laurent Koscielny Defender 31
7 Alexis Sanchez Forward 28
8 Aaron Ramsey Midfielder 26
9 Alexandre Lacazette Forward 26
10 Jack Wilshere Midfielder 25
11 Mesut Ozil Midfielder 28
12 Olivier Giroud Forward 30
13 David Ospina Goalkeeper 28
14 Theo Walcott Forward 28
15 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Midfielder 23
16 Rob Holding Defender 21
17 Alex Iwobi Midfielder 21
18 Nacho Monreal Defender 31
19 Santi Cazorla Midfielder 32
20 Shkodran Mustafi Defender 25
21 Calum Chambers Defender 22
22 Jeff Reine-Adelaide Midfielder 19
23 Danny Welbeck Forward 26
24 Hector Bellerin Defender 22
25 Carl Jenkinson Defender 25
26 Emiliano Martinez Goalkeeper 24
28 Lucas Perez Forward 28
29 Granit Xhaka Midfielder 24
30 Ainsley Maitland-Niles Midfielder 19
31 Sead Kolasinac Defender 24
32 Chuba Akpom Forward 21
33 Petr Cech Goalkeeper 35
34 Francis Coquelin Midfielder 26
35 Mohamed Elneny Midfielder 25
N/A Joel Campbell Forward 25


Premier League:

Date Opposition H / A Time (BST)
Aug 11 Leicester City H 19:45
Aug 19 Stoke City A 17:30
Aug 27 Liverpool A 16:00
Sep 9 Bournemouth H 15:00
Sep 17 Chelsea A 13:30
Sep 25 West Brom H 20:00
Oct 1 Brighton H 12:00
Oct 14 Watford A TBC
TBC* Everton A TBC
Oct 28 Swansea City H TBC
Nov 5 Manchester City A TBC
Nov 18 Tottenham H TBC
Nov 26 Burnley A TBC
Nov 29 Huddersfield Town H TBC
Dec 2 Manchester United H TBC
Dec 10 Southampton A TBC
Dec 13 West Ham A TBC
Dec 16 Newcastle United H TBC
Dec 23 Liverpool H TBC
Dec 26 Crystal Palace A TBC
Dec 30 West Brom A TBC
Jan 1 Chelsea H TBC
Jan 13 Bournemouth A TBC
Jan 20 Crystal Palace H TBC
Jan 30 Swansea City A TBC
Feb 3 Everton H TBC
Feb 10 Tottenham A TBC
Feb 24 Manchester City H TBC
Mar 3 Brighton A TBC
Mar 10 Watford H TBC
Mar 17 Leicester City A TBC
Mar 31 Stoke City H TBC
Apr 7 Southampton H TBC
Apr 14 Newcastle United A TBC
Apr 21 West Ham H TBC
Apr 28 Manchester United A TBC
May 5 Burnley H TBC
May 13 Huddersfield Town A TBC

*Arsenal's away match against Everton, originally scheduled for October 21, will be rearranged due to Europa League commitments.

FA Cup:

Date Opposition H / A Time (BST)
Jan 6 Third Round (TBC) TBC TBC

League Cup:

Date Opposition H / A Time (BST)
Sep 19 / 20 Third Round (TBC) TBC TBC

Europa League:

Date Opposition H / A Time (BST)
Sep 14 Group Stage (TBC) TBC TBC
Sep 28 Group Stage (TBC) TBC TBC
Oct 19 Group Stage (TBC) TBC TBC
Nov 2 Group Stage (TBC) TBC TBC
Nov 23 Group Stage (TBC) TBC TBC
Dec 7 Group Stage (TBC) TBC TBC

Dates and times of fixtures are subject to change for television scheduling and rearrangement.


Arsenal's season tickets have sold out. Fans looking to apply for them in the future can join the season-ticket waiting list for £15.

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To buy individual match tickets you will normally need to be a part of the 'Red Membership' scheme, which ranges from £29 to £39 a season depending on the type of membership and method of payment.

That will get you priority access to ticket sales and also allow you to use the Arsenal ticket exchange, where season-ticket holders sell tickets they cannot use.