Arsenal return to Champions League action this week on a high after beating Everton 1-0 at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon. The Gunners face a difficult run of fixtures with the North London Derby against Tottenham Hotspur up next in the Premier League.
Leandro Trossard scored the decisive goal for Arsenal against the Toffees — coming off the bench after replacing the injured Gabriel Martinelli in the first half. Mikel Arteta was delighted with the result but is fully aware of the tough run ahead.
Thomas Partey and Martinelli are expected to be sidelined for the foreseeable future which will see Arteta need to rely on the depth of his squad with Champions League action starting this week. With that being said, football.london has taken a look at the upcoming Premier League fixtures for the north Londoners compared to their closest rivals.
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Tottenham (H) — Sunday, September 24
The first North London Derby of the season arrives towards the end of September. Arsenal have not lost against their bitter rivals on their own patch in the Premier League in over a decade, but new manager Ange Postecoglou is expected to bring an entirely different team to Emirates Stadium.
Bournemouth (A) — Saturday, September 30
Arsenal close out the month of September by facing Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium. The Cherries are another team reshaping their identity after parting ways with Gary O'Neill for Andoni Iraola which will certainly mean a tough encounter is on the horizon.
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