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Arsenal
2019–20
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Club information
Manager Flag of Spain Unai Emery
(until 29 November 2019)
Flag of Sweden Good one Freddie Ljungberg
(Interim since 29 November until
20 December 2019)

Flag of Spain Mikel Arteta
(since 20 December 2019)
Stadium Emirates Stadium
League Season information
Final League position Premier League 8th
Highest position 2nd
lowest position 12th
Points 56
Goals for 56
Goals against 48
Goals difference +8
Cup placements
FA Cup Winners
EFL Cup Fourth round
UEFA Europa League Round of 32
Season statistics
Top goalscorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (22)
Arsenal 2019-20 home Arsenal 2019-20 away Arsenal 2019-20 third
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The 2019–20 season was Arsenal's 28th season in the Premier League, 103rd overall season in the top flight and 100th consecutive season in the top flight of English football. The club are participating in the Premier League, the FA Cup, the EFL Cup.

Review

Pre-season

Arsenal began their off-season by completing some squad alterations. Bernd Leno, Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock, Eddie Nketiah, Emile Smith Rowe and Matt Macey all received new squad numbers, the latter five being promoted to the first team from the academy.

Arsenal's pre-season tour in America got off to a shaky start with club captain, Laurent Koscielny, refusing to travel. He believed that over his nine years of service to the club, he had earned the right to terminate his contract despite still having one year remaining. This led to the club taking disciplinary actions, including stripping Koscielny of the club captaincy.

Arsenal's first summer signing was young Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli from Ituano FC for a £6 million transfer fee. The summer was dominated by headlines providing that Arsenal's transfer budget was only £45 million. Despite several major outlets reporting on this, it was revealed that the budget was actually closer to £100 million. The lack of budget and ambition from owner Stan Kroenke led many fans to grow infuriated and begin protesting his ownership with the hashtag "#WeCareDoYou".

On 15 July, Arsenal began their pre-season tour with an emphatic 3–0 friendly win over Major League Soccer club Colorado Rapids, with Martinelli scoring on his non-competitive debut. The Arsenal players featured were mostly youth players, with Mesut Özil, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also featuring as substitutes.

On 17 July, Arsenal played Bayern Munich in California in the 2019 International Champions Cup and prevailed 2–1, with Eddie Nketiah scoring the winning goal. Three days later, the Gunners continued their winning form with a 3–0 victory over Fiorentina in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a brace by Nketiah and a goal by Joe Willock. Three days later, Arsenal faced Real Madrid in Landover, Maryland, in the Gunners' third and final International Champions Cup match. Arsenal were leading 2–0 through Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but Real hit back with the troubled Gareth Bale halving the deficit and Marco Asensio scoring the equaliser. The match ended 2–2, resulting in a penalty shootout that the Gunners lost 3–2. Both teams ended the match with ten men. This meant that Arsenal finished in third place, their best-ever result in the competition.

On 25 July, Arsenal completed the signing of French teenage centre-back William Saliba from Saint-Étienne for a reported £27 million transfer fee. However, he was loaned back to the French club for the 2019–20 season. Arsenal also completed a season-long loan deal for Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid.

On 26 July, Arsenal pair Mesut Özil and Sead Kolašinac were involved in a carjacking attempt by a group of armed robbers in London near Golders Green, where there was footage of Kolašinac chasing the robbers. Both players were targeted by the gang but it was confirmed by the club that the pair escaped uninjured and were safe.

On 28 July, Arsenal played in the Emirates Cup for the first time since 2017, losing 1–2 at home to French team Lyon. The Gunners failed to win the Emirates Cup for the first time since 2014.

On 31 July, Arsenal played a friendly game against Angers, who were celebrating the 100th anniversary of the French club's establishment. The match ended in a 1–1 draw, meaning a penalty shootout had to decide the winner. The Gunners won the shootout 4–3, with Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez saving the decisive spot-kick from ex-Arsenal player Jeff Reine-Adelaïde.

On 1 August, Arsenal made the signing of Ivorian winger Nicolas Pépé from Ligue 1 club Lille for a club record £72 million.

On 4 August, Arsenal also played against Barcelona on the Joan Gamper Trophy at the Camp Nou. The Gunners lost 2–1, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring the only goal in the first half giving Arsenal the lead going into half-time. However, a poor own goal from Ainsley Maitland-Niles and a 90th-minute winner from Luis Suárez gave Barcelona the win in Arsenal's final pre-season fixture. Also during the day, Takuma Asano left the club to join Serbian club Partizan for a £900,000 transfer fee. In his three years at the club, Asano did not play a single minute.

On 6 August, former captain Laurent Koscielny left Arsenal to join Ligue 1 club Bordeaux for a reported £4.6 million transfer fee. Koscielny had spent nine years at the club.

On 7 August, Carl Jenkinson left the club to join Nottingham Forest for a £2 million transfer fee.

On 8 August, transfer deadline day, the Gunners signed left-back Kieran Tierney from Celtic for a reported £25 million fee and, three hours later, centre-back David Luiz from Chelsea for a reported £8 million transfer fee. In addition, Alex Iwobi joined Everton for £28 million — which could rise to £35 million — and the recently promoted Eddie Nketiah joined Leeds United on a season-long loan.

August

Arsenal began the season with a 1–0 win at Newcastle United, courtesy of a goal by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, in the Premier League on 11 August. The following week, the Gunners played Burnley in their first home match of the season on 17 August. They won 2–1, with goals by Alexandre Lacazette and Aubameyang. Their third match of the season came at Liverpool on 24 August. Nicolas Pépé made his first start for the club, but Arsenal lost 3–1 at Anfield after two goals by Mohamed Salah and a header by Joël Matip. Lucas Torreira's first goal for the season was a late consolation. Arsenal ended August third in the league table with six points from a possible nine. On 30 August, Arsenal learned their 2019–20 UEFA Europa League group stage opponents: Eintracht Frankfurt of Germany, Vitória de Guimarães of Portugal and Standard Liège of Belgium. The following day, Nacho Monreal was surprisingly sold to La Liga club Real Sociedad, ending a six-and-a-half year association with the club.

September

Arsenal started September with the first North London derby at the Emirates Stadium against Tottenham Hotspur on 1 September. An early goal by Christian Eriksen and a Harry Kane penalty made it 2–0 in Tottenham's favour, but Alexandre Lacazette halved the deficit during first-half stoppage-time and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored an equaliser to make the score 2–2. A late Sokratis Papastathopoulos goal was disallowed for offside to deny Arsenal a comeback win, meaning that the derby ended in a 2–2 draw. The following day, European transfer deadline day, Arsenal loaned Mohamed Elneny to Turkish club Beşiktaş and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Italian club Roma. No move materialised for defender Shkodran Mustafi following a summer of speculation on his future at the club.

On 15 September, following the international break, Arsenal continued their Premier League campaign with a 2–2 draw at Watford, despite a double by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang putting them 2–0 up.

After such a capitulation at Vicarage Road, Arsenal's spirits were dampened when they headed to Germany to face Eintracht Frankfurt in the opening Europa League group stage fixture. In one of the more high-key matches, Arsenal named a young lineup packed with potential. First, a brilliant through-ball from 18-year-old academy product Bukayo Saka found Joe Willock, who burst into the box and saw his shot deflect off Frankfurt defender David Abraham and put Arsenal ahead at the break. The turning point came with 11 minutes to play. Already booked for a clip on Saka, Dominik Kohr was sent-off for pulling back substitute Nicolas Pépé. With five minutes remaining, Saka capped-off a superb debut performance with a stunning low strike to make it 2–0 in Arsenal's favour. Two minutes later, he slipped in Aubameyang, who duly rolled home to wrap up 3–0 victory over the struggling ten-man Eagles.

Later that week, the Gunners played host to Aston Villa in the Premier League's sixth round of fixtures. At half-time, Arsenal found themselves a man and a goal behind after John McGinn stroked home Anwar El Ghazi's cross on 20 minutes, prior to Ainsley Maitland-Niles being sent off for a reckless challenge on Neil Taylor. However, a minute short of the hour mark, man of the match Matteo Guendouzi burst into the box before being hauled down by Villa defender Björn Engels. Nicolas Pépé stepped up to take the subsequent spot-kick and duly drilled down the middle to make it 1–1. One minute later, Villa were back in front through striker Wesley. Nine minutes short of full-time, Calum Chambers evened the score at 2–2 with his first Arsenal goal in two years. Three minutes later, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bent home a terrific free-kick to earn Arsenal a dramatic 3–2 win and become just the ninth side in Premier League history to win a match despite trailing by both a man and a goal at any point of the match.

The Gunners then recorded the largest competitive win of the Unai Emery era when they progressed to the fourth round of the EFL Cup after thrashing Championship outfit Nottingham Forest 5–0. Debutant Gabriel Martinelli opened and closed the scoring, first with a bullet header and then with a deflected long-range strike. Meanwhile, Kieran Tierney made his Arsenal debut while Rob Holding scored on his return from a long-term knee injury, planting a header home just a minute after becoming Arsenal captain. Héctor Bellerín then made his return from injury off the bench, marking it with an assist for Joe Willock. Meanwhile, Reiss Nelson grabbed his first Gunners goal while Calum Chambers made three assists in a night of positives for Arsenal.

However, Arsenal were unable to provide such class next time out as a dull affair at Old Trafford against Manchester United, which ended in an uninspiring 1–1 stalemate. United lead 1–0 at the break courtesy of Scott McTominay's stunning strike on the stroke of half-time. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang then levelled after Bukayo Saka pounced on a loose ball from Axel Tuanzebe to release the Gabonese. Despite the initial decision being offside, a VAR check confirmed the goal would stand.

October

Arsenal kept up their fine midweek form with a 4–0 hammering of Belgian minnows Standard Liège in the Europa League. Gabriel Martinelli was again on the double, scoring twice in the opening 16 minutes before Joe Willock scored the third after showing good composure to put away Reiss Nelson's rebounded attempt. Dani Ceballos added the fourth early in the second half with his first Gunners goal to keep them top of the group. Back in the Premier League, Arsenal climbed to third in the league table after David Luiz's first goal for the club on nine minutes earned them an unconvincing 1–0 home win against Bournemouth.

After the international break — which saw multiple Gunners in action for their countries — Arsenal's return to action was spoiled with what was just their second defeat all season long when Sheffield United managed a 1–0 win at Brammall Lane thanks to Lys Mousset's clever finish on the half-hour mark, replicating their famous win in 2007.

And it looked to be two defeats from two come the restart of football after goals from Marcus Edwards and Bruno Duarte, either side of a fine Gabriel Martinelli header, had put unfancied Portuguese side Vitoria SC on the brink of a famous Europa League win at the Emirates Stadium. However, Nicolas Pépé proved the difference of the bench when he netted two stunning free-kicks, first in the 80th minute and then again in the 92nd, to earn Arsenal a relieving 3–2 victory and make progression to the next round all but assured.

And the team looked high on confidence when two goals inside the first ten minutes from defenders Sokratis Papastathopolous and David Luiz put them in firm control against a solid Crystal Palace side. However, the Eagles retorted by halving the deficit via Luka Milivojevic's penalty shortly before the break, before Andre Ayew nodded home on 52 minutes to make it 2–2. Later in the game, struggling and much-criticised Swiss captain Granit Xhaka was substituted following another poor performance, but boos echoing about the stadium didn't help matters, and after swearing at supporters, he ripped of his shirt and stormed down the tunnel. He wouldn't appear for the side again for nearly a month and also had the captaincy title stripped from him. Late on, though, Papastathopolous thought he had won it after smashing home following a touchline scramble, but the goal was incorrectly disallowed by VAR due to Calum Chambers’ "infringement" on Luka Milivojevic, despite replays showing two players collide with Chambers before he downed Milivojevic, meaning Arsenal had to settle for a point in a dramatic but damaging encounter at the Emirates Stadium.

Following the Crystal Palace draw, Arsenal lay in fifth position, and results continued to downturn after the Gunners exited the League Cup after leaving Anfield empty-handed following a 5–4 penalty shootout defeat to Liverpool. But it was the manner of how the game descended to penalties that will make this match live long in the memory. In one of the most high-scoring encounters in Arsenal's history, the Gunners drew 5–5 with Jurgen Klopp's high-flying Reds side. The games opening goal came just six minutes in, when Liverpool debutant Neco Williams hurled a wonderful ball over the top to former Gunner Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who's low cross was knocked into the net by Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi. However, on nineteen minutes, Liverpool's goalkeeper Caiomhin Kelleher couldn't keep out Bukayo Saka's attempt, gifting Lucas Torreira an equaliser. Arsenal then took the lead after Gabriel Martinelli pounced on a similar goalkeeping error by the Irishman, before Martinelli notched his second to make it 3–1 after converting Bukayo Saka's low cross. Nonetheless, Liverpool managed to navigate a route back into the game when Martinelli clipped Harvey Elliot in the Arsenal box. James Milner buried the subsequent spot-kick to cut the deficit to 3–2. However, a Milner error, an ingenious Mesut Ozil flick and a simple Maitland-Niles finish put Arsenal 4–2 ahead on 54 minutes. However, quickfire screamers from Oxlade-Chamberlain and Divock Origi levelled the game at 4–4, before Joe Willock's 30-yard rocket put Arsenal in front. However, there was stoppage-time heartbreak for the Gunners, as Origi netted his second of the night with an acrobatic volley to signal penalties at the end of the most high-scoring match in League Cup history. Despite the first six penalties being converted, it was Dani Ceballos who missed first, as his penalty was blocked by Kelleher. Despite Maitland-Niles converting, Curtis Jones scored the winning spot-kick as Arsenal exited the tournament in the most dramatic of fashions.

November

Arsenal began November the same way they ended October: drawing two games in succession. Both matches ended 1–1, first at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League. Arsenal had taken the lead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's 50th goal for the club(in just his 78th appearance), but were pegged back late on after Raul Jiminez nodded home Joao Moutinho lobbed cross with sixteen minutes to play. The next one was against Vitoria SC, a game which also ended 1–1 in what could be argued as Emery's worst game at the helm of Arsenal. The Gunners managed just one shot on target and one accurate pass into the box, both of which came for the goal, as Shkodran Mustafi nodded home Nicolas Pepe's delightful free-kick delivery, but in stoppage time Bruno Duarte's acrobatic volley managed to worm its way through a crowd of Arsenal bodies on the line, with manager Unai Emery now under serious pressure.

Results were not appearing to change. Later in the week, the Gunners went six games without a win after two quickfire second-half goals from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison saw Leicester City secure a 2–0 win over the struggling North Londoners, leaving them sixth.

Rumours were rife throughout the international break that Emery was on the brink of the sack, but he was still on the touchline in the Gunners' home fixture with Southampton. After an early Danny Ings goal but Saints ahead, Alexandre Lacazette got his first goal since September to level it at 1–1. However, with just under 20 minutes to go, Kieran Tierney clipped Ings as the visitors were gifted a chance to retake the lead. Despite Bernd Leno blocking the initial spot-kick, James Ward-Prowse scored on the rebound to make it 1–2. Southampton seemed on the verge of collecting a famous win, however Lacazette spoiled that dream when he lashed home a Martinelli cross in the 96th minute, rescuing a point for Arsenal in a 2–2 draw.

With Emery now teetering on the edge, it was reported that he had one last game to save himself, namely the Europa League fixture at home to Eintracht Frankfurt. Despite their recent form, Arsenal appeared as favourites, as they were chasing an eighth straight European win at the Emirates, something never managed before, and had also, of course, won the reverse fixture 3–0 in Germany. However, despite leading 1–0 at half-time through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyangs deflected strike, a swift double from Japanese international, Daichi Kamada, earned Frankfurt a shock 2–1 win and left Emery hanging by a thread.

At 10 AM BST, on 29 November 2019, Unai Emery was sacked by Arsenal following the chastening Frankfurt defeat. Soon after, former assistant coach and "Invincible" Freddie Ljungberg earned the caretaker boss role, with his first game due to be away to struggling Norwich City.

December

Freddie Ljungberg's first match as interim boss was staged at Carrow Road against Norwich, on 1 December 2019. Despite Arsenal dominating the early exchanges, it was the home side who took the lead after Teemu Pukki's deflected strike crawled into the net. However, less than a minute later, a handball by Norwich defender Christoph Zimmerman gifted Arsenal a route back into the game via just their second penalty kick of the season. However a poor penalty by Aubameyang was blocked by Timo Krul. However, encroachment in the penalty area saw Aubameyang gifted a retake, and he buried the second attempt, making it 1–1. However, Norwich retook the lead in the second minute of first half stoppage time via Todd Cantwell, but Aubameyangs second goal, coupled with some super saves by Bernd Leno, saw Ljungberg's first match end in an enthralling 2–2 draw.

Ljungbergs first home match in charge of the Gunners took place against Brighton And Hove Albion on 5 December 2019, but a listless first half performance saw Brighton lead 1–0 thanks to Adam Websters fierce strike. However, a clever looping header from Alexandre Lacazette five minutes into the second half got Arsenal level, before David Luiz had a smart volleyed finish disallowed for offside. Then, man of the match Aaron Mooy bent in a terrific cross to Neal Maupay, who duly nodded home to seal a stunning 2–1 Brighton victory and extend Arsenal's win-less run in all competitions to nine games.

And it looked certain to be ten after Angelo Ogbonna's weak header had West Ham United ahead at the London Stadium on 38 minutes. It had been another lifeless performance from the Gunners, but on the hour mark, a lovely through-ball from Lucas Torreira was cut back by Sead Kolasinac to Gabriel Martinelli, who rifled home to mark his first Premier League start with a well-taken goal. And six minutes later, it was 2–1 after Nicolas Pepe cut away from Arthur Masuaku before bending a terrific strike into the far corner. Mesut Ozil's pass was then played on to Pepe by an Aubameyang back-heel three minutes later, with the Ivorian's lofted cross volleyed home by Aubameyang, sealing a much-needed 3–1 victory and restore the Gunners to the top ten.

High on spirits following the West Ham victory, Arsenal travelled to Belgium to face Standard Liege. So long as they avoided a five-goal defeat the Gunners would qualify, whilst top spot would be assured with a win, or failure for Eintracht Frankfurt to beat bottom-placed Vitoria at home.

After a dead first-half, Standard Liege took a much-needed lead on 47 minutes after Samuel Bastien's deflected attempted hobbled over the line. And when Selim Amallah made it 2–0 with a similarly deflected effort on 69 minutes, and Frankfurt leading 2–1, it seemed as though Arsenal would have to settle for second place. However, a wonderful Bukayo Saka cross was powered home by the head of Alexandre Lacazette, before, with nine minutes to go, Arsenal completed the comeback when a quick one-two between Saka and Gabriel Martinelli saw the former's low shot skim into the net, as the match ended 2–2. That, coupled with Eintrachts 2–3 home loss to Vitoria, meant Arsenal finished top of Group F, having accrued 11 points from three wins, two draws and one loss.

Despite the recent upturn in results, the Gunners were brought right back down to earth when a first-half blitz from champions Manchester City saw the Citizens run out 3–0 winners at Emirates Stadium. An individual masterclass from Kevin De Bruyne was the foundation for City's victory, with the Belgian play-maker opening and closing the scoring with stunning strikes, whilst also setting up Raheem Sterling's goal on fifteen minutes.

On the sixteenth of December 2019, the UEFA Europa League Round-of-32 draw was made. Arsenal, as a seeded side, avoided the big guns such as Sevilla, Manchester United, Ajax or Inter Milan. They were drawn against Greek giants and established European side Olympiacos, with the first leg to be staged in Athens.

After leading them to just one win in five games as caretaker, Freddie Ljungberg was unable to become Arsenals new long-term boss, as former player Mikel Arteta was appointed as the new manager on 20 December 2019. After retirement in May 2016, Arteta had spent three years as assistant coach of Manchester City, winning two Premier League titles, seven trophies and was widely praised by manager Pep Guardiola and several other players.

Despite the appointment, Arteta was obliged to watch Freddie Ljungbergs final Arsenal game from the stands, in a tricky trip to an Everton side in a similar predicament to the Gunners. However, a listless performance from both sides saw a dull game end 0–0, the Gunners first goalless stalemate since December 2017, when they drew 0–0 at West Ham United.

After the Christmas Day break, the Gunners were back in action away to AFC Bournemouth on Boxing Day in Mikel Arteta's first game as new boss. After going behind 35 minutes courtesy of a Dan Gosling tap-in, Arsenal drew level after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted similarly easy tap-in, as a high-edged encounter ended 1–1.

The Gunners final match of the year was staged at the Emirates Stadium against off-colour rivals Chelsea in Mikel Arteta's first home test. However, despite taking a 13th-minute lead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's header, late goals from Jorginho and Tammy Abraham earned the visitors a 2–1 comeback win and denied what would have been a deserving victory for Arsenal.

January

If 2019 had ended badly, Arsenal started 2020 in flying fashion, beating Manchester United 2–0 to secure a vital New Year's Day win. The Gunners took the lead on eight minutes after Nicolas Pepe guided home Sead Kolasinac's deflected cross, before grabbing the second just before half-time, Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopolous hammering in after David de Gea spilled Alexandre Lacazette's header.

After the euphoria of the United victory, Arsenal faced another fallen giant in the form of Leeds United at home in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup. It was the 17th meeting between the two sides in world football's oldest competition, and the fourth since 2011. That year, Arsenal had won a replay 3–1 at Elland Road after a 1–1 draw at the Emirates Stadium, and the following year a late Thierry Henry goal sent them through.

However, this match had a very different script in contrast to the dominant first-half Man. United display. Arsenal were unable to build out from the back and often succumbed to Leeds' high press, and should have been behind at the break if not for a crossbar and two remarkable Emiliano Martínez saves. However, Arsenal did eventually claw their way to a 1–0 win, courtesy of Reiss Nelson's scrappy finish early on in the second half, on the receiving end of a deflected cross from man-of-the-match Alexandre Lacazette. The Gunners were duly drawn away to AFC Bournemouth in the following round.

The Gunners sent both young potentials Tyreece John-Jules and Emile Smith-Rowe on loan for the rest of the season on 10 January, to Lincoln City and Huddersfield Town respectively.

Arsenal's first match in the road in 2020 was staged at Selhurst Park against an injury-hit Crystal Palace team. Arsenal took a deserved 1–0 lead into the break after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rolled in his 14th goal of the season-and 16th in all competitions, finishing off an 18-pass team move. However, the Gunners conceded their first goal of 2020, with a bloated deflection guiding Jordan Ayew's effort home. Arsenal were then reduced to ten men after captain and goalscorer Aubameyang committed a wild studs-up tackle on Max Meyer. The game finished 1–1.

On 13 January, young Arsenal centre-back Konstantinos Mavropanos moved on loan to 1. FC Nurnburg, before Dejan Iliev went on loan to Jagiellonia Bialystok the next day.

When back in action, Gabriel Martinelli netted his second Premier League goal in Arsenal's next match, at home to Sheffield United, poking home Bukayo Saka's deflected cross. However, his goal proved fruitless as a late John Fleck goal earned the visitors a 1–1 draw.

Arsenal faced a tricky trip to Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea just over three weeks after losing to the Blues at the Emirates Stadium. They faced a similar outcome after a dreadful back-pass from Shkodran Mustafi left Bernd Leno stranded and Tammy Abraham through on goal. David Luiz hauled him down and received a straight red card, Arsenal's second in two away matches, and gifted Chelsea a penalty. Jorginho slotted home, and at the break the Gunners trailed 1–0. However, after Mustafi cleared from a corner, Gabriel Martinelli picked up the ball 67 yards from goal, and thirteen seconds later, after darting past three players, he coolly passed it past Kepa Arrizabalaga to level things up. But Chelsea regained the lead with six minutes to play after Cesar Azpilicueta poked home a low Callum Hudson-Odoi cross. But in the 87th minute, captain on the night Hector Bellerin scored with what was just Arsenal's second shot of the match, as the ten-man Gunners fought back to earn a highly creditable 2–2 draw.

Arsenal continued their strong start to 2020 when early goals from Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah-recalled recently from his Leeds United loan spell-ultimately earned them a 2–1 win at AFC Bournemouth in the FA Cup fourth round. The Gunners took a fifth-minute lead after a 22-pass move involving all ten outfield players culminated in Saka lashing home off the crossbar. Nketiah then made it 2–0 after he laid of to Willock in the area, and Willocks pass to Saka was drilled into Nketiah, who tapped home easily. After an insipid first half display, a more courageous Bournemouth team earned a consolation goal via Sam Surridges first for the club in the 94th minute, with the Englishman rounding Emiliano Martinez to slot home. The next day, the Gunners sent James Olayinka to League Two side Northampton Town on loan for the remainder of the season.

On 30 January, Arsenal finally sealed their first signing of the Winter window, bringing in Spanish defender Pablo Mari on loan for the remainder of the season, with an option to buy at the end, from Brazilian side Flamengo. On deadline day, the Gunners completed a second loan until the end of the season with an option to buy. This time it was Southampton full-back Cedric Soares who arrived, a Portuguese right-footer with 120 Premier League appearances to his name already.

February

Arsenal extended their six-game unbeaten run under Mikel Arteta to seven matches, but were unable to find a winner in a lacklustre goalless draw at Burnley. Despite missing several good chances early on, the Gunners soon found themselves on the back foot, with the Clarets dominating proceedings. They had a number of opportunities to snatch a winner, most notably when Jay Rodriguez hit the bar from six yards out, but ultimately had to settle for a point in what was a dull affair.

After the two week winter break, in which the Gunners chiefly spent at a training camp in Dubai, Arsenal played host to Newcastle United in the Premier League. After a dull first half ended goalless, with neither side able to exploit the other, Arsenal took the lead on 54 minutes. Shortly after Nketiah had smacked the crossbar, Nicolas Pepe floated in an enticing cross which Aubameyang nodded home with a firm header. The lead was doubled three minutes later, Pepe drilling home a low Saka cross after good work from the eighteen year old. Allan Saint-Maximin hit the post as Newcastle went close a few times, before Mesut Ozil scuffed home substitute Alexandre Lacazette's cross for his first goal in ten months to make it 3–0. The build-up to the goal involved all eleven players and 35 passes, the most of any Premier League goal this season. The Gunners grabbed a fourth in the 95th minute, Lacazette getting his first goal in ten games, hammering Pepe's low pass home, wrapping up a thumping, morale boosting 4–0 win.

The big news aside from the Newcastle match, though, was the declaration that Manchester City, placed second in the Premier League, has been banned from the Champions League by UEFA for the next two seasons. That meant if, as was likely, the Citizens retained their second-placed position, then fifth place would ensure Champions League qualification for next season. It was a major boost for the Gunners, who sat just six points away from fifth-placed Spurs, certainly not an insurmountable gap.

But the second route to Europe's premier club competition in 2020/21 was via winning the UEFA Europa League. To this competition the Gunners turned their attention in the first leg of their last-32 tie against Greeks Olympiacos, in Athens. Once again under Arteta the defence proved steady, but the attack was blunt throughout a dull first half, which ended 0-0. The second half was following a similar script and the match seemed destined to end goalless, but with nine minutes to play Aubameyang played a neat ball into Saka, who's low cross across goal resulted in his 9th assist of the season, with Lacazette arriving at the near post to grab the winner.

The Gunners has just three days of respite prior to their massive home clash with European rivals Everton. The Toffees were two points clear of Arsenal in ninth position, and might have further extended their advantage after Dominic Calvert-Lewin's bicycle kick gave the visitors the lead after just 50 seconds, and it might have been more after some counter-attacking openings later on. But Arsenal were not to be denied, and soon drew level after Bukayo Saka, released down the left by Granit Xhaka, bent a terrific cross into Eddie Nketiah, who deftly touched the ball in to level it at one apiece. And six minutes later, a wonderful David Luiz through-ball released Aubameyang, who raced clear and slotted home for 2–1. However, Everton managed to claw level before half-time, finishing the half as they had started. This time it was Richarlison, squeezing the ball past Leno after Yerry Mina nodded down Djibril Sidibe's hooked lob. But if Everton had started the first half well, it was Arsenal's turn in the second, with Aubameyang racing ahead of Sidibe to nod Nicolas Pepe's cross home after just twenty-five seconds. Everton searched in vain for an equaliser, with Calvert-Lewin twice going close and Bernd Leno making some remarkable saves. However, Arsenal had the best chance after a giveaway from visiting keeper Jordan Pickford, but Nketiah's attempt bounced off the crossbar, and the relentless Gunners held on for a vital 3–2 win. This marked the first time Arsenal has won two consecutive Premier League games since the first two games of the season.

But all Arsenal's good form was undone in the second leg of their UEFA Europa League tie against Olympiacos in the last-32. After a goalless first period, and unmarked Pape Cisse header gifted the visiting Greeks a 1–0 lead and duly saw them earn extra-time. But when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang notched his 20th goal of the season with a fabulous bicycle kick in the 113th minute, few would have expected what happened next. On 119 minutes Youssef El-Arabi stretched to slide home a last-gasp winner for Olympiacos; 2–1 on the night and away goals on aggregate. Then, in the dying seconds Aubameyang glaringly missed a late chance to save the Gunners from elimination, lobbing wide from six yards with only the goalkeeper to beat. Arsenal were subsequently knocked out of the Europa League by the Greek minnows, putting their Champions League qualification hopes in vein.

March

With it mathematically impossible to win the Premier League and out of both the League Cup and Europa League, Arsenal's last chance of a trophy in 2019–20 came in the form of the FA Cup. To reach the last eight they needed first to navigate a way past Portsmouth at Fratton Park, a side they had not lost to in 21 games, since a 5–4 defeat in 1958. Their most recent encounter had come in 2009, with the Gunners triumphing 4–1. Though less stylish, the Gunners nonetheless claimed the necessary result, a routine 2–0 win, to earn a spot in the quarter-final draw. They had taken the lead in the fourth minute of first half stoppage time, Sokratis Papastathopolous sweeping home his third of the season with a crisp volley from a low Reiss Nelson cross, before a deflected cross from the English winger on 51 minutes saw Eddie Nketiah taking a touch before flinging the ball into the roof of the net, sealing the win.

In reward for the win, the Gunners were drawn against fellow Premier League side Sheffield United in the quarter-finals, with the match to be staged at Brammal Lane on 21 March. Arsenal had lost there, 1–0, in late October, but their most recent encounter with the Blades had come in January, when a late John Fleck goal cancelled out Gabriel Martinelli's opener as the spoils were shared in a 1–1 draw.

As for Arsenal's other goal, a top-five spot in the Premier League, their hopes were significantly boosted with another win (their sixth in eight matches) and clean sheet (their fifth in seven) against West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium. For much of the contest, though, it seemed as if the struggling Hammers would come out on top, but in the end, with the help of VAR, the Gunners eked out the win. Lacazette was the hero, with a winner off the bench on 78 minutes, slotting Mesut Özil's header into the corner. David Moyes, the visiting manager, rued numerous missed chances for the Hammers after his winless run away to Arsenal in the Premier League extended to sixteen games, stating that his side "did not deserve to lose", per the BBC, whilst Mikel Arteta noted his Arsenal team had "turned a corner", now just five points of the top four.

COVID-19 suspension

Just a day prior to their trip to Manchester City, it was revealed by Olympiacos and Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis that he had contracted COVID-19, a disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes flu-like symptoms and may be fatal. This, with two days of the total fourteen-day quarantine left, Arsenal postponed their match against Manchester City for the second time that season. And Arsenal were affected by the virus even more when it was announced that manager Mikel Arteta had tested positive for the virus. Arsenal's entire first-team squad and several staff members were placed into isolation.

Later, when other sides` players, including the whole Chelsea squad, were placed into isolation, a Premier League shareholders meeting concluded that the season could not be continued, and would be postponed until 3 April. Another shareholders meeting agreed that, with the virus still infecting thousands of people around the world, the deadline for the resumption of league matches would be further extended, until 30 April.

On Tuesday 19 May, Premier League clubs including Arsenal made a return to non-contact training, with social distancing rules still in place. The Premier League was given further boosts after approving a return to contact training, before the UK government announced that competitive sport may return behind closed doors on 1 June. The Premier League then confirmed a return behind closed doors on 17 June, with Manchester City vs Arsenal among the first games back.

On 6 June, Arsenal continued to ramp up preparations by scheduling a friendly at home to Charlton Athletic. The Gunners won 6–0, with Eddie Nketiah scoring a hat-trick. Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Joe Willock completing the scoresheet.

Another friendly was played on 10 June, against Brentford at the Emirates. The Gunners lost 3-2, having twice been ahead through Joe Willock and Alexandre Lacazette.

Return to football

June

The Gunners made their return to football away to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, exactly 102 days after their last match, at home to West Ham United. The Gunners at first matched City, but injuries to both Granit Xhaka and Pablo Marí proved costly, as substitute David Luiz made two errors; first after misjudging a Kevin De Bruyne ball right at the end of the half, which allowed Raheem Sterling to score, before conceding a penalty early in the second half, and being sent off for it. De Bruyne scored the subsequent spot-kick, before youngster Phil Foden wrapped things up in injury time, of which there were eleven minutes following a serious injury to teenage City defender Eric García.

The next match featured the Gunners traveling away to Brighton & Hove Albion on 20 June. In the 35th minute, Brighton striker Neal Maupay collided with goalkeeper Bernd Leno, who had jumped up to collect a long pass, on the edge of the box, causing Leno to fall awkwardly and sustain a leg injury. The injury forced Leno to leave the game on a stretcher, being visibly upset and remonstrating at Maupay, and was replaced by backup goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez for the rest of the game. In the 68th minute, Nicolas Pépé opened the scoring with a curling shot into the far top corner. Brighton responded soon after with Lewis Dunk poking the ball over the line on a short corner in the 75th minute. Late into stoppage time, Brighton broke the tie when Maupay slotted home past Martínez, taking all three points from the match and winning 2–1. As a result, Arsenal dropped to 10th.

On 24 June, Arsenal announced a one-year extension to defender David Luiz’s contract, a surprise to some given he had been inconsistent in his first season at the Emirates. The Gunners also announced the permanent signings of January loanees Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari, and an loan extension for Dani Ceballos.

In the next match at Southampton, Matteo Guendouzi was dropped from the 20-man squad, thought to be as a result of his confrontation with Neal Maupay towards the end of the Brighton match. After Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit the bar early, Arsenal took the lead after Eddie Nketiah took advantage of Saints keeper Alex McCarthy’s error. In the second half, Southampton pressed hard for an equalizer, with Nathan Redmond and Shane Long forcing saves from Emiliano Martínez. However, with five minutes to go, the Saints were reduced to ten men when Jack Stephens earned a straight red card from referee Graham Scott after clipping Aubameyang and denying the Gabonese striker of an "obvious goal-scoring opportunity." From the ensuing free kick, substitute Alexandre Lacazette’s hit the wall before his second shot was spilled by McCarthy, which fellow substitute Joe Willock slammed home to make it 2–0, sealing a first away league win under Arteta.

Arsenal went away to Sheffield United for their FA Cup quarter-finals match on 28 June. Sheffield United seemed to have scored first in the eighth minute when John Lundstram headed home from a corner kick, but he was ruled to be offside by VAR. In the 23rd minute, Chris Basham clipped Alexandre Lacazette from behind in the penalty box, and Nicolas Pépé converted the ensuing penalty to give Arsenal the early lead. In the 57th minute, Oliver Norwood's free kick found David McGoldrick, whose shot was saved by Emiliano Martínez before John Egan scored the rebound, but VAR once again disallowed the goal after ruling that McGoldrick was offside in his initial attempt. However, Sheffield finally tied it up late in the 87th minute when David McGoldrick managed to score after the ball bounced around in the box, first off Sead Kolašinac and then off Shkodran Mustafi before landing in the path of the Irish striker. The match seemed to be headed into extra time, but in second half stoppage time, a mistake by Blades goalie Dean Henderson allowed Dani Ceballos to score from a narrow angle, securing the win for the Gunners and advancing them to the semi-finals.

July

The Gunners started the new month with their first-ever competitive game in the month of July, at home to the Premier League’s bottom club Norwich City. Before the match, Bukayo Saka extended his Arsenal contract to 2024, ending weeks of speculation. Saka was rested for this game, but Arsenal nonetheless eased past the Canaries 4–0. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang became the fastest Arsenal player to reach 50 Premier League goals-in his 79th match-after taking advantage of Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul’s attempts to Cruyff turn him in the box. Only five players in Premier League history had reached the landmark faster than Aubameyang. Aubameyang then turned provider for Granit Xhaka four minutes later, who scored his first of the season to finish off a flowing team move. In the second half Norwich improved, but a loose ball by striker Josip Drmic gifted Aubameyang the second, before Cedric Soares-making his debut five months after signing on loan from Southampton and nine days after permanently signing for the club-scored 226 seconds after coming on with a terrific bending strike from the edge of the box to complete the rout.

Following the big win over the Canaries, Arsenal travelled to a high-flying Wolves, a side who stood six points clear of Arsenal heading into the contest; however a fine volleyed finish from Bukayo Saka-his first in the Premier League-and a late second from substitute Alexandre Lacazette saw Arsenal battle to a deserved 2–0 win and three vital points.

The side then faced a Leicester City side who stood nine points clear of them in third, but had struggled to maintain consistency since the turn of the year. After Aubameyang converted a low Saka cross for his 20th Premier League goal of the season (becoming the first Arsenal player to achieve this feat in successive seasons since Thierry Henry), Arsenal dominated proceedings. But Leicester took control in the second half, and a red card to substitute Eddie Nketiah (who failed to even touch the ball) reduced Arsenal to ten men and Leicester snatched a late equaliser through Jamie Vardy as the game finished 1–1. In the next game, Arsenal played their first-ever North London Derby at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Gunners took an early lead after Alexandre Lacazette rocketed into the top corner in the 16th minute, but three minutes later Heung-min Son equalised after taking advantage of loose defending from Sead Kolasinac. The game continued to be end-to-end, with both sides hitting the crossbar, before Toby Alderweireld headed in the winner nine minutes from time. The defeat meant that Arsenal slipped out of the European places, and a Manchester United victory over Southampton the following day would condemn the side to yet another season without Champions League football.

Following the Spurs defeat, Arsenal hosted the newly-crowned champions Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium. The Reds were aiming to reach a record 101 league points, but those hopes ended after Arsenal came from behind to beat the visitors 2–1; Sadio Mané had earlier opened the scoring to cap off a fine team move, but a sloppy pass by Virgil van Dijk gifted Alexandre Lacazette the equaliser, before the Frenchman intercepted and attempted goal-kick by Alisson, and duly squared for Reiss Nelson, who scored his first-ever Premier League goal with a composed finish after a neat first touch.

Arsenal then made a trip to Wembley for the seventh consecutive season, this time to play FA Cup holders Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals. Arsenal were underdogs heading into the contest, but goals in either half from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang earned Arsenal a remarkable 2–0 win. His first goal came after he converted a Nicolas Pépé cross at the far post following an 18-pass move, his second after running clear on goal after an excellent long ball from Kieran Tierney, thus booking their place in the final. A day later, it was confirmed that the Gunners would face London rivals Chelsea in the FA Cup Final, after the Blues beat Manchester United 3–1 in the other semi-final.

In the penultimate game of the league season, Arsenal visited Villa Park to take on relegation-threatened Aston Villa. The Gunners needed to win to maintain their chances off European qualification via the league, but a Trezeguet goal on 27 minutes proved enough for Villa to claim a vital 1-0 victory, as Arsenal slipped to tenth in the table.

For the final match of their Premier League season, Arsenal hosted Watford at the Emirates Stadium on 26 July 2020. Watford needed the win to maximize their chances of avoiding relegation, but it was Arsenal which got off to a hot start, scoring three times in the first 35 minutes. In the first minute, Craig Dawson clattered into the back of Alexandre Lacazette in the box while making a poor attempt to gain possession. After several minutes of VAR review, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sent Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster the wrong way and scored the ensuing penalty in the 5th minute. In the 24th minute, Aubameyang teed up Kieran Tierney in the box, whose strike took a deflection off Will Hughes and found the back of the net for his first goal for the club. In the 33rd minute, Tierney returned the favor, and his long throw-in found Aubameyang in the box, who controlled it and overhead kicked it in from close range. A few minutes before halftime, David Luiz took out former Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck after the latter had taken a shot, earning Watford a penalty. Given Watford striker Troy Deeney's habit of striking penalties down the middle, goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez chose not to dive, but Deeney still managed to score just to Martínez's left, and the score was 3–1 at the half. Watford managed to half the deficit in the 66th minute when Ismaila Sarr's low cross found Welbeck, who sidefooted into the net between Martínez and Rob Holding. Watford nearly completed the comeback in the 74th minute when Sarr found Welbeck again, but the latter's backheel flick was parried away by a diving Martínez. A minute later, Arsenal had a chance to seal the win when Eddie Nketiah, who, despite having the better angle from which to shoot, passed to Aubameyang to give the Gabonese striker a chance to complete his hat-trick and draw level with Jamie Vardy for the Golden Boot, but Foster easily saved from the narrower angle. Despite several late chances from Watford, including a Deeney header in extra time that went over the crossbar, Arsenal held on for a 3–2 win, moving them up past Sheffield United and Burnley to finish in 8th place on 56 points. Elsewhere, Aston Villa's 1–1 draw with West Ham meant that Watford was relegated, even if they would have defeated the Gunners.

Players

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK GERGermany Leno, BerndBernd Leno 28EU 2018 68 0 2023 £22.5M
2 DF ESPFlag of Spain Bellerín, HéctorHéctor Bellerín 25EU 2013 181 7 2023 Academy
3 DF SCOScotland Tierney, KieranKieran Tierney 23EU 2019 0 0 2024 £25.0M
4 MF EGYFlag of Egypt Elneny, MohamedMohamed Elneny 28Non-EU 2016 (Winter) 89 2 2022 £7.4M
5 DF GREFlag of Greece.svg Papastathopoulos, SokratisSokratis Papastathopoulos 32EU 2018 40 3 2021 £17.6M
7 MF ARMFlag of Armenia Mkhitaryan, HenrikhHenrikh Mkhitaryan 31Non-EU 2018 (Winter) 56 9 2021 Swap deal
8 MF ESPFlag of Spain Ceballos, DaniDani Ceballos 24EU 2019 0 0 2020 Loan On loan from Real Madrid
9 FW FRAFlag of France Lacazette, AlexandreAlexandre Lacazette 29EU 2017 88 36 2022 £46.5M
10 MF GERGermany Ozil, MesutMesut Özil 31EU 2013 231 43 2021 £42.5M Vice-captain
11 MF URUFlag of Uruguay Torreira, LucasLucas Torreira 24EU 2018 50 2 2023 £26.4M
14 FW GABFlag of Gabon Aubameyang, Pierre-EmerickPierre-Emerick Aubameyang 31EU 2018 (Winter) 65 41 2021 £56.0M
15 MF ENGEngland Maitland-Niles, AinsleyAinsley Maitland-Niles 22EU 2014 68 2 2023 Academy
16 DF ENGEngland Holding, RobRob Holding 24EU 2016 60 1 2023 £2.0M
18 DF ESPFlag of Spain Monreal, NachoNacho Monreal 34EU 2013 (Winter) 248 10 2020 £8.5M Vice-captain
19 FW CIVFlag of Cote d'Ivoire Pépé, NicolasNicolas Pépé 25EU 2019 0 0 2024 £72.0M Current record signing
20 DF GERGermany Mustafi, ShkodranShkodran Mustafi 28EU 2016 115 8 2021 £35.0M
21 DF ENGEngland Chambers, CalumCalum Chambers 25EU 2014 83 3 2022 £16.0M
23 DF BRABrazil Luiz, DavidDavid Luiz 33EU 2019 0 0 2021 £8.0M
24 FW ENGEngland Nelson, ReissReiss Nelson 20EU 2015 16 0 2022 Academy
26 GK ARGFlag of Argentina Martínez, EmilianoEmiliano Martínez 27Non-EU 2010 14 0 2022 Academy
27 DF GREFlag of Greece.svg Mavropanos, KonstantinosKonstantinos Mavropanos 22EU 2018 (Winter) 7 0 2023 £1.9M
28 MF ENGEngland Willock, JoeJoe Willock 20EU 2015 17 3 2022 Academy
29 MF FRAFlag of France Guendouzi, MatteoMatteo Guendouzi 21EU 2018 48 1 2022 £7.0M
30 FW ENGEngland Nketiah, EddieEddie Nketiah 21EU 2015 19 3 2022 Academy On loan at Leeds United
31 DF BIHFlag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Kolašinac, SeadSead Kolašinac 27EU 2017 72 5 2022 Free
32 MF ENGEngland Smith Rowe, EmileEmile Smith Rowe 20EU 2016 6 3 2023 Academy
33 GK ENGEngland Macey, MattMatt Macey 25EU 2013 2 0 2022 Academy
34 MF SUISwitzerland Xhaka, GranitGranit Xhaka 27EU 2016 134 11 2023 £30.0M Captain
35 FW BRABrazil Martinelli, GabrielGabriel Martinelli 19EU 2019 0 0 2024 £6.0M
DF FRAFlag of France Saliba, WilliamWilliam Saliba 19EU 2019 0 0 2024 £27.0M On loan at Saint-Étienne

Last updated: 8 August 2019
Source: Arsenal FC and FootballDatabase (for EU passport, country as international player, contract ending and transfer fee)
Ordered by squad number.

Transfers

Transfers in

Date Position Nationality Name From Fee Team
2 July 2019 LW Brazil Gabriel Martinelli Brazil Ituano £6,000,000 First team
GK England James Hillson England Reading Free transfer Academy
8 July 2019 CB England Jason Sraha England Chelsea Free transfer Academy
AM Romania Cătălin Cîrjan Romania Viitorul Domnesti Free transfer Academy
25 July 2019 CB Flag of France William Saliba Flag of France Saint-Étienne £27,000,000 First team
8 August 2019 LB Scotland Kieran Tierney Scotland Celtic £25,000,000 First team
CB Brazil David Luiz England Chelsea £8,000,000 First team

Loans in

Date Position Nationality Name From End date Team
25 July 2019 CM Flag of Spain Dani Ceballos Flag of Spain Real Madrid 30 June 2020 First team

Transfer out

Date Position Nationality Name To Fee Team
1 July 2019 LB England Cohen Bramall Free agent Released Academy
GK Flag of Czech Petr Čech Retired First team
RB England Vontae Daley-Campbell England Leicester City Released Academy
DM Scotland Charlie Gilmour Free agent Released Academy
RB Switzerland Stephan Lichtsteiner Free agent Released First team
CB Flag of Spain Julio Pleguezuelo Netherlands FC Twente Released Academy
CM Flag of Wales Aaron Ramsey Flag of Italy Juventus Released First team
CB England Bayli Spencer-Adams England Watford Released Academy
CF England Danny Welbeck Free agent Released First team
4 July 2019 GK Flag of Colombia David Ospina Flag of Italy Napoli £5,000,000 First team
8 July 2019 CM England Yunus Musah Flag of None Free agent Released Academy
28 July 2019 RW England Xavier Amaechi Germany Hamburger SV £2,200,000 Academy
2 August 2019 CB Flag of Poland Krystian Bielik England Derby County £10,000,000 Academy
4 August 2019 SS Flag of Japan Takuma Asano Flag of Serbia Partizan Belgrade £900,000 First team
6 August 2019 CB Flag of France Laurent Koscielny Flag of France Bordeaux £4,600,000 First team
7 August 2019 RB England Carl Jenkinson England Nottingham Forest £2,000,000 First team
8 August 2019 LB England Dominic Thompson England Brentford £3,000,000 Academy
LW Flag of Nigeria 001 Alex Iwobi England Everton £40,000,000 First team

Loans Out

Date Position Nationality Name To End date Team
1 July 2019 RB England Jordi Osei-Tutu Germany VfL Bochum 30 June 2020 Academy
3 July 2019 CB Flag of Northern Ireland Daniel Ballard England Swindon Town 30 June 2020 Academy
12 July 2019 DM England Ben Sheaf England Doncaster Rovers 30 June 2020 Academy
13 July 2019 GK Flag of Macedonia Dejan Iliev Slovakia ŠKF Sereď 30 June 2020 Academy
25 July 2019 CB Flag of France William Saliba Flag of France Saint-Étienne 30 June 2020 First team

Club

Kits

Adidas were announced as Arsenal's kit supplier as of the start of the season. This marks the first time since the 1993-94 season that Adidas have been the kit supplier to the club.

Supplier: Adidas / Sponsor: Fly Emirates / Sleeve Partner: Visit Rwanda

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Squad statistics

Appearances and goals

As of 4 July 2019
No. Pos. Nat. Name Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup Europa League Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Germany.png Germany Bernd Leno 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 DF Flag of Spain.png Spain Héctor Bellerín 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 MF Flag of Egypt.png Egypt Mohamed Elneny 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 DF Flag of Greece.svg.png Greece Sokratis Papastathopoulos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 DF Flag of France.png France Laurent Koscielny 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 MF Flag of Armenia.png Armenia Henrikh Mkhitaryan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 FW Flag of France.png France Alexandre Lacazette 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 MF Germany.png Germany Mesut Özil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 MF Flag of Uruguay.gif Uruguay Lucas Torreira 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 FW Flag of Gabon.png Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 MF England.png England Ainsley Maitland-Niles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 DF England.png England Rob Holding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 FW Flag of Nigeria.png Nigeria Alex Iwobi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 DF Flag of Spain.png Spain Nacho Monreal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 DF Germany.png Germany Shkodran Mustafi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 DF England.png England Calum Chambers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 FW England.png England Reiss Nelson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 DF England.png England Carl Jenkinson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 GK Flag of Argentina.png Argentina Emiliano Martínez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 DF Flag of Greece.svg.png Greece Konstantinos Mavropanos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 MF England.png England Joe Willock 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 MF Flag of France.png France Matteo Guendouzi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 FW England.png England Eddie Nketiah 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 DF Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina Sead Kolašinac 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 MF England.png England Emile Smith Rowe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 GK England.png England Matt Macey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 MF Switzerland.png Switzerland Granit Xhaka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 FW Brazil.png Brazil Gabriel Martinelli 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW Flag of Japan.png Japan Takuma Asano 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalscorers

Disciplinary record

Pre-season

Friendlies

6 July 2019 Boreham Wood England 3–3 England Arsenal Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England  
15:00 BST Marsh Soccerball 3', Mingoia Soccerball 15', McDonnell Soccerball 44' Report Smith Soccerball 40', John-Jules Soccerball 60'71' (pen.) Stadium: Meadow Park
Attendance: 2,766
15 July 2019 Colorado Rapids Flag of the United States 0–3 England Arsenal Commerce City, Colorado  
19:00 MDT Report Saka Soccerball 13'
Olayinka Soccerball 29'
Martinelli Soccerball 61'
Stadium: Dick's Sporting Goods Park
31 July 2019 Angers Flag of France 1–1
(3–4 pen)
England Arsenal Angers, France  
19:30 CEST El Melali Soccerball 13' Report Medley Yellow card 37'
Nelson Soccerball 49'
Willock Yellow card 74'
Maitland-Niles Yellow card 89'
Stadium: Stade Raymond Kopa
  Penalties  
Manceau Soccerball shad check
Capelle Soccerball shad check
Thomas Soccerball shad check
Kanga -Soccerball shade cross
Reine-Adélaïde -Soccerball shade cross
  Soccerball shad check Maitland-Niles
Soccerball shad check Willock
Soccerball shad check Xhaka
Soccerball shad check Aubameyang
-Soccerball shade cross Mkhitaryan

International Champions Cup

Main article: 2019 International Champions Cup
ICC 17 July 2019 Bayern Munich Germany 1–2 England Arsenal Carson, California  
20:00 PDT Lewandowski Soccerball 71' Report Poznanski Soccerball 49' (o.g.)
Nketiah Soccerball 88'
Stadium: Dignity Health Sports Park
Attendance: 26,704
Referee: Kevin Stott (United States)
ICC 20 July 2019 Arsenal England 3–0 Flag of Italy Fiorentina Charlotte, North Carolina  
18:00 EDT Nketiah Soccerball 15'65'
Willock Soccerball 89'
Report Stadium: Bank of America Stadium
Attendance: 34,902
Referee: Marcos de Oliveira (United States)
ICC 23 July 2019 Real Madrid Flag of Spain 2–2
(3–2 pen)
England Arsenal Washington D.C., United States  
19:00 EDT Bale Soccerball 56'
Asensio Soccerball 59'
Report Lacazette Soccerball 10' (pen.)
Aubameyang Soccerball 24'
Stadium: FedExField
Attendance: 52,826
Referee: Timothy Ford (United States)
  Penalties  
-Soccerball shade cross Bale
Soccerball shad check Isco
Soccerball shad check Varane
Soccerball shad check Vinícius
  Soccerball shad check Nelson
-Soccerball shade cross Xhaka
Soccerball shad check Saka
-Soccerball shade cross Monreal
-Soccerball shade cross Burton

Emirates Cup

Main article: 2019 Emirates Cup
28 July 2019 Arsenal England 1–2 Flag of France Lyon London, England  
15:15 BST Aubameyang Soccerball 35' https://www.arsenal.com/fixture/arsenal/2019-jul-28/lyon Dembélé Soccerball 66'75' Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Referee: Jonathan Moss (England)

Joan Gamper Trophy

Main article: 2019 Joan Gamper Trophy
4 August 2019 Barcelona Flag of Spain 2–1 England Arsenal Barcelona, Spain  
20:00 CEST Maitland-Niles Soccerball 69' (o.g.)
Suárez Soccerball 90'
Report Aubameyang Soccerball 36' Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 98,812
Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera

Competitions

Overview

Competition Record
P W D L GF GA GD Win %
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Last updated: 26 July 2020
Source: Competitions' Wikipedia articles.

Premier League

Main article: 2019–20 Premier League

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 Liverpool  (C) 38 32 3 3 85 33+52 99 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Manchester City 38 26 3 9 102 35+67 81
3 Manchester United 38 18 12 8 66 36+30 66
4 Chelsea 38 20 6 12 69 54+15 66
5 Leicester City 38 18 8 12 67 41+26 62 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
6 Tottenham Hotspur 38 16 11 11 61 47+14 59 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 15 14 9 51 40+11 59
8 Arsenal 38 14 14 10 56 48+8 56 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
8 Sheffield United 38 14 12 12 39 390 54
10 Burnley 38 15 9 14 43 50−7 54
11 Southampton 38 15 7 16 51 60−9 52
12 Everton 38 13 10 15 44 56−12 49
13 Newcastle United 38 11 11 16 38 58−20 44
14 Crystal Palace 38 11 10 17 31 50−19 43
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 38 9 14 15 39 54−15 41
16 West Ham United 38 10 9 19 49 62−13 39
17 Aston Villa 38 9 8 21 41 67−26 35
18 Bournemouth  (R) 38 9 7 22 40 65−25 34 Relegation to
EFL Championship
19 Watford  (R) 38 8 10 20 36 64−28 34
20 Norwich City  (R) 38 5 6 27 26 75−49 21
Updated to games played on 26 July 2020
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament

a. Manchester City were initially banned from all UEFA club competitions for the 2020–21 and 2021–22 seasons by the UEFA Club Financial Control Body on 14 February 2020 due to alleged breaches of the UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations. The decision was appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on 26 February 2020. That appeal was heard on 8 June 2020. The appeal was upheld on 13 July 2020, and the ban was overturned.
b. Since the winners of the 2019–20 EFL Cup, Manchester City, have qualified for the Champions League group stage by league position, the spot given to the EFL Cup winners (Europa League second qualifying round) is passed down to the sixth-placed team.


Results by matchday

Matchday1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHHAHAAHHAHAAHAHAHAH
Result W W L D D W D W L D D L D D L W L D D L W D D D D W W W L L W W W D L W L W
Position 7 2 3 4 7 4 4 3 5 5 5 6 8 8 10 9 10 11 12 12 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 10 9 10 9 8 7 8 9 9 10 8

Source: Statto.com
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches

On 13 June 2019, the Premier League fixtures were announced.

1 11 August 2019 Newcastle United 0–1 Arsenal Newcastle upon Tyne  
14:00 BST Report Aubameyang Soccerball 58' Stadium: St. James' Park
Attendance: 47,635
Referee: Martin Atkinson
2 17 August 2019 Arsenal 2–1 Burnley Holloway, London  
12:30 BST Lacazette Soccerball 13'
Aubameyang Soccerball 64'
Report Barnes Soccerball 43' Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,214
Referee: Mike Dean
3 24 August 2019 Liverpool 3–1 Arsenal Liverpool  
17:30 BST Matip Soccerball 41'
Salah Soccerball 49' (Pen)58'
Report Torreira Soccerball 85' Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 53,298
Referee: Anthony Taylor
4 1 September 2019 Arsenal 2–2 Tottenham Hotspur Holloway, London  
16:30 BST Lacazette Soccerball 45+1'
Aubameyang Soccerball 71'
Report Eriksen Soccerball 10'
Kane Soccerball 40' (pen.)
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,333
Referee: Martin Atkinson
5 15 September 2019 Watford 2–2 Arsenal Watford  
16:30 BST Cleverley Soccerball 53'
Pereyra Soccerball 81' (Pen)
Report Aubameyang Soccerball 21'32' Stadium: Vicarage Road
Attendance: 21,360
Referee: Anthony Taylor
6 22 September 2019 Arsenal 3–2 Aston Villa Holloway, London  
16:30 BST Maitland-Niles Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 11', 41'
Pépé Soccerball 59' (Pen)
Chambers Soccerball 81'
Aubameyang Soccerball 84'
Report McGinn Soccerball 20'
Wesley Soccerball 60'
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,331
Referee: Jonathan Moss
7 30 September 2019 Manchester United 1–1 Arsenal Manchester  
20:00 BST McTominay Soccerball 45' Report Aubameyang Soccerball 58' Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 73,201
Referee: Kevin Friend
8 6 October 2019 Arsenal 1–0 Bournemouth Holloway, London  
14:00 BST David Luiz Soccerball 9' Report Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,326
Referee: Martin Atkinson
9 21 October 2019 Sheffield United 1–0 Arsenal Sheffield  
20:00 BST Mousset Soccerball 30' Report Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 30,775
Referee: Mike Dean
10 27 October 2019 Arsenal 2–2 Crystal Palace Holloway, London  
16:30 BST Papastathopoulos Soccerball 7'
David Luiz Soccerball 9'
Report Milivojević Soccerball 32' (Pen)
J Ayew Soccerball 52'
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,345
Referee: Martin Atkinson
11 2 November 2019 Arsenal 1–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers Holloway, London  
15:00 BST Aubameyang Soccerball 21' Report Jiménez Soccerball 76' Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,383
Referee: Michael Oliver
12 9 November 2019 Leicester City 2–0 Arsenal Leicester  
17:30 BST Vardy Soccerball 68'
Maddison Soccerball 75'
Report Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 32,209
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
13 23 November 2019 Arsenal 2–2 Southampton Holloway, London  
15:00 BST Lacazette Soccerball 18'90+6' Report Ings Soccerball 8', Yellow card 31'
Ward-Prowse Soccerball 71'
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,295
Referee: Stuart Attwell
14 1 December 2019 Norwich City 2–2 Arsenal Norwich  
14:00 BST Pukki Soccerball 21'
Cantwell Soccerball 45+2'
Report Aubameyang Soccerball 29' (pen.)57' Stadium: Carrow Road
Attendance: 27,067
Referee: Paul Tierney
15 5 December 2019 Arsenal 1–2 Brighton & Hove Albion Holloway, London  
20:15 BST Lacazette Soccerball 50' Report Webster Soccerball 36'
Maupay Soccerball 80'
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,164
Referee: Graham Scott
16 7 December 2019 West Ham United 1–3 Arsenal Stratford, London  
15:00 BST Ogbonna Soccerball 38' Report Martinelli Soccerball 60'
Pépé Soccerball 66'
Aubameyang Soccerball 69'
Stadium: London Stadium
Attendance: 59,936
Referee: Mike Dean
17 15 December 2019 Arsenal 0–3 Manchester City Holloway, London  
16:30 BST Report De Bruyne Soccerball 2'40'
Sterling Soccerball 15'
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,031
Referee: Paul Tierney
18 21 December 2019 Everton 0–0 Arsenal Liverpool  
15:00 BST Report Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 39,336
Referee: Kevin Friend
19 26 December 2019 Bournemouth 1–1 Arsenal Bournemouth  
15:00 BST Gosling Soccerball 35' Report Aubameyang Soccerball 63' Stadium: Vitality Stadium
Attendance: 10,234
Referee: Stuart Attwell
20 28 December 2019 Arsenal 1–2 Chelsea Holloway, London  
15:00 BST Aubameyang Soccerball 13' Report Jorginho Soccerball 83'
Abraham Soccerball 87'
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,309
Referee: Craig Pawson
21 1 January 2020 Arsenal 2–0 Manchester United Holloway, London  
20:00 GMT Pépé Soccerball 8'
Papastathopoulos Soccerball 42'
Report Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,328
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
22 11 January 2020 Crystal Palace 1–1 Arsenal Selhurst  
12:30 GMT Ayew Soccerball 54' Report Aubameyang Soccerball 12' Stadium: Selhurst Park
Attendance: 25,468
Referee: Paul Tierney
23 18 January 2020 Arsenal 1–1 Sheffield United Holloway, London  
15:00 GMT Martinelli Soccerball 45' Report Fleck Soccerball 83' Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,310
Referee: Mike Dean
24 21 January 2020 Chelsea 2–2 Arsenal Chelsea, London  
20:15 GMT Jorginho Soccerball 28' (pen.)
Azpilicueta Soccerball 84'
Report David Luiz Red card 26'
Martinelli Soccerball 63'
Bellerín Soccerball 87'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,577
Referee: Stuart Attwell
25 2 February 2020 (2020-02-02) Burnley 0–0 Arsenal Burnley  
14:00 GMT Report Stadium: Turf Moor
Attendance: 21,048
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
26 16 February 2020 Arsenal 4–0 Newcastle United Holloway, London  
16:30 GMT Aubameyang Soccerball 54'
Pépé Soccerball 57'
Özil Soccerball 90'
Lacazette Soccerball 90+5'
Report Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,188
Referee: Lee Mason
27 23 February 2020 Arsenal 3–2 Everton Holloway, London  
16:30 GMT Nketiah Soccerball 27'
Aubameyang Soccerball 33'46'
Report Calvert-Lewin Soccerball 1'
Richarlison Soccerball 45+4'
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,296
Referee: Stuart Attwell
28 7 March 2020 Arsenal 1–0 West Ham United Holloway, London  
15:00 GMT Lacazette Soccerball 78' Report Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,335
Referee: Martin Atkinson
29 17 June 2020 Manchester City 3–0 Arsenal Manchester  
20:15 BST Sterling Soccerball 45+2'
De Bruyne Soccerball 51' (pen.)
Foden Soccerball 90+1'
Report David Luiz Red card 49' Stadium: City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Anthony Taylor
30 20 June 2020 Brighton & Hove Albion 2–1 Arsenal Falmer  
15:00 BST Dunk Soccerball 75'
Maupay Soccerball 90+5'
Report Pépé Soccerball 68' Stadium: Falmer Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Martin Atkinson
31 25 June 2020 Southampton 0–2 Arsenal Southampton  
18:00 BST Stephens Red card 85' Report Nketiah Soccerball 20'
Willock Soccerball 87'
Stadium: St Mary's Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Graham Scott
32 1 July 2020 Arsenal 4–0 Norwich City Holloway, London  
18:00 BST Aubameyang Soccerball 33'67'
Xhaka Soccerball 37'
Soares Soccerball 81'
Report Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Peter Bankes
33 4 July 2020 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–2 Arsenal Wolverhampton  
17:30 BST Report Saka Soccerball 43'
Lacazette Soccerball 86'
Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 0
Referee: Michael Oliver
34 7 July 2020 Arsenal 1–1 Leicester City Holloway, London  
20:15 BST Aubameyang Soccerball 21'
Nketiah Red card 75'
Report Vardy Soccerball 84' Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
35 12 July 2020 Tottenham Hotspur 2–1 Arsenal Tottenham  
16:30 BST Son Soccerball 19'
Alderweireld Soccerball 81'
Report Lacazette Soccerball 16' Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Michael Oliver
36 15 July 2020 Arsenal 2–1 Liverpool Holloway, London  
20:15 BST Lacazette Soccerball 32'
Nelson Soccerball 44'
Report Mané Soccerball 20' Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Paul Tierney
37 21 July 2020 Aston Villa 1–0 Arsenal Aston  
20:15 BST Trézéguet Soccerball 27' Report Stadium: Villa Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
38 26 July 2020 Arsenal 3–2 Watford Holloway, London  
16:00 BST Aubameyang Soccerball 5' (pen.)33'
Tierney Soccerball 24'
Report Deeney Soccerball 43' (pen.)
Welbeck Soccerball 66'
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Mike Dean

FA Cup

Main article: 2019–20 FA Cup

The third round draw was made on 2 December 2019. The fourth round draw was made by Alex Scott and David O'Leary on Monday, 6 January. The draw for the fifth round was made on 27 January 2020, live on The One Show.

Third round 6 January 2020 (2020-01-06) Arsenal 1–0 Leeds United Holloway, London  
19:56 GMT Nelson Soccerball 55' Report Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 58,403
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Fourth round 27 January 2020 (2020-01-27) Bournemouth 1–2 Arsenal Bournemouth  
20:00 GMT Surridge Soccerball 90+4' Report Saka Soccerball 5'
Nketiah Soccerball 26'
Stadium: Dean Court
Attendance: 10,308
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Fifth round 2 March 2020 (2020-03-02) Portsmouth 0–2 Arsenal Portsmouth  
19:45 GMT McGeehan Yellow card 40' Report Papastathopoulos Soccerball 45+4'
Nketiah Soccerball 51'
Stadium: Fratton Park
Attendance: 18,839
Referee: Mike Dean
Quarter-finals 28 June 2020 (2020-06-28) Sheffield United 1–2 Arsenal Sheffield  
1300 GMT McGoldrick Soccerball 87' Report Pépé Soccerball 25' (pen.)
Ceballos Soccerball 90+1'
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 0
Referee: Paul Tierney
Semi-finals 18 July 2020 (2020-07-18) Arsenal 2–0 Manchester City London  
19:45GMT Aubameyang Soccerball 19'71' Report Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Jonathan Moss
Final 1 August 2020 (2020-08-01) Arsenal v Chelsea Wembley  
--:-- BST Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 0

EFL Cup

Main article: 2019–20 EFL Cup
Third round

24 September 2019
Arsenal 5–0 Nottingham Forest Holloway  
19:45 BST Martinelli Soccerball 31'90+2'
Holding Soccerball 71'
Willock Soccerball 77'
Nelson Soccerball 84'
Report Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 53,160
Referee: Darren England
Fourth round
30 October 2019 (2019-10-30)
Liverpool 5–5
(5–4 pen)
Arsenal Anfield, Liverpool  
19:30 BST Mustafi Soccerball 6' (o.g.)
Milner Soccerball 43' (pen.)
Oxlade-Chamberlain Soccerball 58'
Origi Soccerball 62'90+4'
Report Torreira Soccerball 19'
Martinelli Soccerball 26'36'
Maitland-Niles Soccerball 54'
Willock Soccerball 70'
Attendance: 52,694
Referee: Andre Marriner
    Penalties  
Milner Soccerball shad check
Lallana Soccerball shad check
Brewster Soccerball shad check
Origi Soccerball shad check
Jones Soccerball shad check
  Soccerball shad check Bellerín
Soccerball shad check Guendouzi
Soccerball shad check Martinelli Soccerball shad check
-Soccerball shade cross Ceballos
Soccerball shad check Maitland-Niles

UEFA Europa League

Main article: 2019–20 UEFA Europa League

Arsenal entered the competition in the group stages as a result for their fifth place finish in the 2018–19 season. The Gunners were drawn with Eintracht Frankfurt, Standard Liège and Vitória.

Group stage

Main article: 2019–20 UEFA Europa League group stage#Group F
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
England Arsenal 6 3 2 1 14 7 +7 11 Advance to knockout phase
Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 6 3 0 3 8 10 −2 9
Belgium Standard Liège 6 2 2 2 8 10 −2 8
Flag of Portugal Vitória de Guimarães 6 1 2 3 7 10 −3 5
1 19 September 2019 Eintracht Frankfurt Germany 0–3 England Arsenal Frankfurt am Main, Germany  
18:55 CEST Kohr Yellow cardRed card 79' BBC Report
UEFA Report
Willock Soccerball 38'
Saka Soccerball 85'
Aubameyang Soccerball 87'
Stadium: Waldstadion
Attendance: 47,000
Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)
2 3 October 2019 Arsenal England 4–0 Belgium Standard Liège London, England  
20:00 BST Martinelli Soccerball 13'16'
Willock Soccerball 22'
Ceballos Soccerball 57'
Report Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 58,725
Referee: Sandro Schärer (Switzerland)
3 24 October 2019 Arsenal England 3–2 Portugal Vitória de Guimarães London, England  
20:00 BST Martinelli Soccerball 32'
Pépé Soccerball 80'90+2'
Report Edwards Soccerball 8'
Duarte da Silva Soccerball 36'
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,195
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük
4 6 November 2019 Vitória de Guimarães Portugal 1–1 England Arsenal Guimarães, Portugal  
16:50 CET Duarte da Silva Soccerball 90+1' Report Mustafi Soccerball 80' Stadium: Estádio D. Afonso Henriques
Attendance: 17,822
Referee: Halis Özkahya
5 28 November 2019 Arsenal England 1–2 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt London, England  
20:00 GMT Aubameyang Soccerball 45+2' Report Kamada Soccerball 55'63' Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)
6 12 December 2019 Standard Liège Belgium 2–2 England Arsenal Liège, Belgium  
18:55 CET Bastien Soccerball 47'
Amallah Soccerball 69'
UEFA Report Lacazette Soccerball 78'
Saka Soccerball 81'
Stadium: Stade Maurice Dufrasne
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)

Knockout phase

Main article: 2019–20 UEFA Europa League knockout phase

The draw for the Round of 32 was confirmed on 16 November.

Round of 32
First leg 20 February 2020 (2020-02-20) Olympiacos Flag of Greece.svg 0–1 England Arsenal Piraeus, Greece  
22:00 EET Report Lacazette Soccerball 81' Stadium: Karaiskakis Stadium
Attendance: 31,456
Referee: Felix Zwayer (Germany)
Second leg 27 February 2020 (2020-02-27) Arsenal England 1–2
(2–2 (a) agg.)
Flag of Greece.svg Olympiacos London, England  
20:00 GMT Aubameyang Soccerball 113' Report Cissé Soccerball 53'
El-Arabi Soccerball 120'
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,242
Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)
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