Arsenal’s December’s fixtures. How will Arsenal perform in the final month of the year?




By Tony Attwood

Arsenal have played eight home and away which gives us a good basis for evaluating their coming games in the rest of this year.


Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
4 Arsenal home 8 6 2 0 20 8 12 20
2 Arsenal away 8 5 1 2 13 7 6 16

Brighton (H) – December 17

Brighton’s away record shows a balanced set of results with three wins and three defeats, and goals for and against almost balanced.

But Arsenal at home are a force to be reckoned with.  No defeats just two draws and a goal difference of +12.  It would be a real downturn in form for Arsenal to do anything but win this one, so a win to Arsenal.   Brighton do score away however at a rate of over two goals a game – but Arsenal only concede at a rate of one goal a game at home.   2-1 to the Arsenal or maybe just 3-2.   But either way a win.


Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
4 Arsenal home 8 6 2 0 20 8 12 20
10 Brighton and Hove Albion away 7 3 1 3 15 16 -1 10


Liverpool (A) – December 23

Liverpool have been invincible at home with a +16 goal difference to Arsenal’s +6 away.   Could Arsenal’s defence hold such a rampant home attack?  Well, Arsenal have let in fewer than one goal a game and Liverpool fewer still.   The best Arsenal might hope for is a goalless draw or a 1-1 draw, but it could be a Liverpool win.   If so that could be 2-0 or 3-1.


Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
2 Liverpool home 7 7 0 0 21 5 16 21
2 Arsenal away 8 5 1 2 13 7 6 16


West Ham (H) – December 28

This looks like another easy win – Arsenal have scored 20 and West Ham conceded 20.  They do score away so maybe they’ll be 1, but it will be in a 3-1 defeat.


Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
4 Arsenal home 8 6 2 0 20 8 12 20
5 West Ham United way 9 4 1 4 14 20 -6 13


Fulham (A) – December 31

This looks very balanced in terms of points and in terms of goal difference.  Fuham at home are outscoring Arsenal away and that makes it look dangerous.   But Fulham have three defeats already.   Although a 1-1 draw would be graded as a failure, with the previous results this season taken into account it would actually be a decent result.   A win would show a real development of the plan for overcoming teams with a solid home record who know how to score goals.    I’ll take the latter and give Arsenal a win,


Pos Team Pld W D L F A GD Pts
7 Fulham home 8 5 0 3 17 9 8 15
2 Arsenal away 8 5 1 2 13 7 6 16


Overall, with my heart directing at certain points, I am saying that it could be 3 wins and a defeat, but two wins, one defeat and one draw is also quite possible based on the season so far.   Anything better than seven points from these four games will mean that Arsenal are continuing to improve – a good sign for the second part of the season.

Of course, there is no consideration here of injuries, and they are very hard to foretell.  We’ll maybe come back to that next time.


5 Replies to “Arsenal’s December’s fixtures. How will Arsenal perform in the final month of the year?”

  1. A few things have weighed on my mind a little lately …
    First (whatever we fans think of this, whether we like it or not) I think Partey and Timber – probably Tomiyasu, too – were integral to MA’s plans, so it’s high time all of them recovered so we might see what the manager’s ideal XI really has in store for us.
    Then – this is what actually starts bugging me, a table of our results against the teams who made it to Europe last season (City, Newcastle, Utd, Liverpool, WHam, BHA, Villa) plus the 2 who are regarded as members of the “Big6” (You-Know-Who, Chelsea) doesn’t look that good:
    So far, we have:
    2 Home wins (Manchester(s)) – 1 Home draw (Y-K-W)
    2 Away losses (Newcastle, Villa) – 1 Away draw (Chelsea)
    That’s in the PL, but we also have an Away loss (WHam) in the League Cup
    So that overall (not taking into account either of the Home-Away, and refereeing, factors), we have:
    Won 29,71% Drawn 29,71% Lost 42,95%
    That’s not good enough, and December, with its BHA-‘Pool-Wham games, will be a moment of truth indeed … 2 wins and one draw I’d sign up for with both hands, right away

  2. Le Gall,

    Dont forget that our 2 defeats were infliicted by the referee/ / VAR performance rarher than the opposing teams,

  3. @John L Given the problems with PIGMOB the premier league table is completely meaningless!

    You would need to analyse every game and correct the “accidental errors” to get a true picture of what is really happening.

    What a great advert for the game in this country.

    I haven’t noticed the mainstreaml media questioning any of this! Oh sorry but when somebody does give a reasoned argument they complain about that person ranting!

  4. Guys, my view is 10 points with the dropped points at Pool and wins in the other 3. I know it sounds rash, but remember we outplayed Pool at home last season & it should have been a win, but we bottled it and drew. Since 2017, last season was the first points at Pool, so why not again & try go 1 better. That will really put the cat amongst the pigeons from PIGMOB and the predictors or pundits, you choose….. What a happy Christmas we have in store. Enjoy and Come On You Good Thing!!!!

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