Three of Arsenal’s April fixtures have been rearranged to accommodate live TV coverage. Matches against Chelsea, Manchester United and West Ham will all be televised as Mikel Arteta’s side look to secure a top four spot in the Premier League.
It means that the Gunners will now play three games in seven days with matches against Southampton, Chelsea and Manchester United coming in the space of a week. The match against Chelsea has been moved to April 20 and will be televised on Sky Sports, with kick-off times for the Manchester United and West Ham games now moved to 3pm and 4.30pm respectively.
Chelsea v Arsenal Wednesday – April 20 (originally Saturday, February 12) Kick-off: 7.45pm TV: Sky Sports
Arsenal v Manchester United – Saturday, April 23 Kick-off: 12.30pm (originally 3pm) TV: BT Sport
West Ham United v Arsenal – Sunday, May 1 (originally Saturday, April 30) Kick-off: 4.30pm TV: Sky Sports
Arsenal have won their last five Premier League matches in a row and come up against Liverpool on Wednesday night in another crucial clash.
“Every week is a test in the Premier League and a very different one,” said Arteta in his pre-match press conference
“And the challenges that you face in those games are completely different, but tomorrow certainly is a team that dominates every aspect of the game, so when that happens you have to be at your best.”
Takehiro Tomiyasu has trained ahead of the game and will be hopeful of being named in the final squad, while Emile Smith Rowe could start after returning from injury in the win over Leicester City.