Arsenal will begin their 2015-16 Premier League campaign at home to West Ham United as the Gunners go in search of their first top-flight title since 2004.

The full fixture list for the new term was released on Wednesday, and Arsenal's most notable early-season challenge comes against Liverpool on August 22, when the Reds make their way to the Emirates Stadium.

Arsene Wenger's side will be hoping to make a fast start to the new season, as they fell off the pace early on last term, dropping 13 points in their first eight matches.

While the Gunners made a poor start to the 2014-15 term, they finished well, producing potential title-winning form in the latter stages of the season.

Arsenal fans may not be upset by a pleasant enough start to the season, although an away trip to Chelsea on Saturday, September 19 may be too early for the taste of some.

That beginning, in theory, gives the Gunners a greater chance of getting settled early on with a view to building morale and momentum, but it equally means a tougher run in the mid-to-late campaign.

FourFourTwo's Huw Davies noted that while the final day of the season may not feature any massive clashes, an encounter against Manchester City on May 7 next year could have a lot on the line:

However, it has often been the case that the Gunners have performed well when the title was already out of reach.

It is essential in the upcoming season that Wenger's men are consistently good from beginning to end.

There were encouraging signs last term as the gunners finally put together some decent performances against the bigger teams. They thrashed Liverpool 4-1 at home in the league, avoided defeat at Old Trafford and beat Manchester City 2-0 at the Etihad.

Arsenal 2015-16 Premier League Fixtures

August 8 West Ham United Home

August 15 Crystal Palace Away

August 22 Liverpool Home

August 29 Newcastle United Away

September 12 Stoke City Home

September 19 Chelsea Away

September 26 Leicester City Away

October 3 Manchester United Home

October 17 Watford Away

October 24 Everton Home

October 31 Swansea City Away

November 7 Tottenham Hotspur Home

November 21 West Bromwich Albion Away

November 28 Norwich City Away

December 5 Sunderland Home

December 12 Aston Villa Away

December 19 Manchester City Home

December 26 Southampton Away

December 28 A.F.C. Bournemouth Home

January 2 Newcastle United Home

January 12 Liverpool*Away

January 16 Stoke City Away

January 23 Chelsea Home

February 2 Southampton* Home

February 6 A.F.C. Bournemouth Away

February 13 Leicester City Home

February 27 Manchester United Away

March 1 Swansea City* Home

March 5 Tottenham Hotspur Away

March 12 West Bromwich Albion Home

March 19 Everton Away

April 2 Watford Home

April 9 West Ham United Away

April 16 Crystal Palace Home

April 23 Sunderland Away

April 30 Norwich City Home

May 7 Manchester City Away

May 15 Aston Villa Home

Fixtures marked with an asterisk (*) indicate evening kick-offs. Fixtures will be subject to change...


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