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Another Tough Weekend For Arsenal

Wenger takes his side to the Champions

Posted Aug 25, 2011 by Chris White

Manchester United against Arsenal has become one of the standout games in the Premiership

The Premier League fixtures calculator just keeps on giving for us fans, with another fantastic weekend of football ahead of us in the best league in the world. Six games on Saturday, involving Chelsea, Liverpool and the three newly promoted sides are followed by what looks on paper to be the best day of the season so far.

Arsenal, who have been in one of the most difficult spells of Arsene Wenger’s time in charge both on and off the field following the departures of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, sandwiched by a home defeat to Liverpool last week, are faced with yet another challenge on Sunday as they travel to Old Trafford in what has become one of the biggest fixtures in world football. Manchester United have started the season in superb form, winning the Community Shield and following that success with back-to-back wins in the league, with the latest a dominant 3-0 win against Tottenham.

Harry Redknapp’s side don’t have an ideal fixture either following that defeat, as they welcome Manchester City and Nasri to the Lane, a side who, like their city rivals, have won both fixtures so far.

Before any of that though, the only other side with a 100% record, Wolves, make the short trip to Aston Villa who currently sit in fourth place in the table after a disastrous time last season. Wigan, still looking for their first win of the new season host QPR, while Everton, who lost at home to the Hoops last week travel to Blackburn.

Andre Villas-Boas’ Chelsea side welcome Norwich to Stamford Bridge and could have new signing Juan Mata in their squad, while Swansea host Sunderland, and Liverpool play Bolton in the evening match.

The remaining fixtures on Sunday include Newcastle against Fulham, while West Brom are looking for their first points of the season against Stoke.

This weekend’s fixtures (kick off 3pm unless stated) –

Saturday: Aston Villa v Wolves (12.05pm), Wigan v QPR (12.30pm), Blackburn v Everton, Chelsea v Norwich, Swansea v Sunderland, Liverpool v Bolton (5.30pm).

Sunday: Newcastle v Fulham (1.00pm), Tottenham v Manchester City (1.30pm), West Brom v Stoke, Manchester United v Arsenal (4.00pm).

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