Arsenal set for tough September schedule in the Premier League

September could be an informative month for Arsenal as they aim to prove they are genuine challengers for this season’s Premier League title.

The Gunners started the campaign with victories over Newcastle United and Burnley to spark talk that they can get themselves into the mix this term.

The latest football betting odds have Arsenal hovering around the 33/1 mark to claim the trophy, but a strong run of results in September would see that price come tumbling down.

Arsenal kick-off the month with a potential blockbuster as they go head-to-head with Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium.

Spurs have started the new campaign impressively, winning 3-1 at home to Aston Villa before picking up a 2-2 draw at Manchester City.

However, their recent league record at the Emirates is poor, with Arsenal racking up an eight-game unbeaten run.

Unai Emery’s side were excellent in last season’s corresponding fixture, as goals by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (2), Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira sealed a 4-2 victory.

Games between these two sides are rarely dull and Arsenal are fancied to edge what could be another high-scoring encounter.

Arsenal return to action after the international break with a tricky-looking trip to face Watford on September 15.

The Hornets lost their first two games of the season against Brighton & Hove Albion and Everton, but they are expected to be a top-half team this season.

Arsenal triumphed 1-0 on their last visit to Vicarage Road back in April and will fancy their chances of picking up another three points from this one.

Newly-promoted Aston Villa are next on the agenda the following Saturday and this should be a banker home victory for the Gunners.

In addition to their defeat at Spurs, the Midlands club have also lost against Bournemouth this term and are struggling to get to grips with the Premier League.

Arsenal have reeled off six wins in a row against Villa in all competitions and are strongly fancied expected to make it seven here.

The North London outfit complete their September schedule with a visit to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on the final day of the month.

The Red Devils have looked much-improved this season, thumping Chelsea 4-0 before recording a 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Arsenal took four points off United in 2018/19, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side appear to have stepped things up this term and could be a tough nut to crack.

Having started the season with a pair of wins, an 8-10 point return from their September fixtures would represent a decent return for Arsenal and set them up nicely for the rest of the campaign.

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