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Arsenal 2019 season: Premier League fixtures, dates & transfers

11:30 AM EDT 8/10/19
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal 2019-20
Unai Emery will continue his rebuilding job in north London in 2019-20 after a blockbuster summer in the transfer window

Having missed out on a top-four finish in the past three seasons, Arsenal will be aiming to break the habit in 2019-20 and maybe even mount a challenge for Premier League glory.

Unai Emery's side finished a disappointing fifth in 2018-19, one point behind bitter rivals Tottenham, but their season was salvaged somewhat as they managed to reach the Europa League final.

They acquired Lille forward Nicolas Pepe as their first huge summer signing, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette will be expected to build on their goal-scoring form in the new season.

Ahead of the upcoming campaign, Goal takes a look at the Gunners' pre-season friendly schedule, the club's transfer activity and when their Premier League push begins again.

Arsenal pre-season fixtures

Date Match Time (UK / US ET) Venue
Jul 16 Colorado Rapids 0-3 Arsenal 1am / 8pm Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City CO
Jul 18 Arsenal 2-1 Bayern Munich* 4am / 11pm Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson CA
Jul 20 Arsenal 3-0 Fiorentina* 11pm / 6pm Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte NC
Jul 24 Real Madrid 2-2 Arsenal (3-2P)* 12am / 7pm FedEx Field, Landover MD
Jul 28 Arsenal 1-2 Lyon 3:15pm / 10:15am Emirates Stadium, London
Aug 4 Barcelona 7pm / 2pm Camp Nou, Barcelona

*Part of the 2019 International Champions Cup

A tour of the United States is in store for Arsenal this summer for their pre-season preparations, as they take part in the 2019 International Champions Cup (ICC) for the third year in a row.

The tour kicked off in Colorado with a game against Major League Soccer (MLS) outfit Colorado Rapids and the Gunners then made their way to California to get their ICC commitments under way against Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich

After that, they headed east to take on Serie A outfit Fiorentina  in North Carolina in their second game of the friendly competition.

Their final match in the ICC was against Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid in Maryland.

The north London side continued their season warm-up matches at home with a game against Ligue 1 team Lyon and will conclude matters against Barcelona on August 4.

Arsenal 2019-20 transfer activity

Arsenal's transfer business this summer looked to have been confined mainly to outgoings until they smashed their transfer record with the £72 million coup of Pepe from Lille in early August.

They will, of course, be without the services of Aaron Ramsey, who joined Juventus on a free transfer, Petr Cech has signalled his intention to retire and Danny Welbeck left following the expiry of his contract.

Saint-Etienne centre-back William Saliba signed, but will spend the 2019-20 season on loan with the Ligue 1 side, while Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos joined on loan..

Transfer activity in

Position Player Transferred from Fee Date
FW Gabriel Martinelli Ituano £6m Jun 18
DF William Saliba Saint-Etienne £27m Jul 25
MF Dani Ceballos Real Madrid Loan Jul 25
FW Nicolas Pepe Lille £72m Aug 1

Transfer activity out

Position Player Transferred to Fee Date
DF Julio Pleguezuelo Twente Free May 21
GK Petr Cech Retired - Jul 1
MF Aaron Ramsey Juventus Free Jul 1
FW Danny Welbeck Released - Jul 1
DF Stephan Lichtsteiner Released - Jul 1
GK David Ospina Napoli £5m Jul 4
DF William Saliba Saint-Etienne Loan Jul 25

Arsenal 2019-20 Premier League fixtures

Arsenal began their new Premier League season on August 11 with an away trip to Newcastle United.

Their opening five games are tough, with games against Burnley, Liverpool, Tottenham and Watford to follow the Magpies clash.

You can see the full Arsenal fixture list by here .

Arsenal 2019-20 squad numbers

No. Pos Player
1 GK Bernd Leno
2 DF Hector Bellerin
3 DF Kieran Tierney
4 MF Mohamed Elneny
5 DF Sokratis Papastathopoulous
7 MF Henrikh Mkhitaryan
8 MF Dani Ceballos
9 FW Alexandre Lacazette
10 MF Mesut Ozil
11 MF Lucas Torreira
14 FW Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
15 MF Ainsley Maitland-Niles
16 DF Rob Holding
18 DF Nacho Monreal
19 FW Nicolas Pepe
20 DF Shkodran Mustafi
21 DF Calum Chambers
23 DF David Luiz
24 FW Reiss Nelson
26 GK Emiliano Martinez
27 DF Konstantinos Mavropanos
28 MF Joe Willock
29 MF Matteo Guendouzi
31 DF Sead Kolasinac
32 MF Emile Smith Rowe
33 GK Matt Macey
34 MF Granit Xhaka
35 FW Gabriel Martinelli