Arsenal
2020–21
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Club information
Manager Flag of Spain Mikel Arteta
Stadium Emirates Stadium
League Season information
Final League position Premier League TBD
Cup placements
FA Cup Third round
EFL Cup Quarter-finals
Community Shield Winners
UEFA Europa League Group stage
Season statistics
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The 2020–21 season is Arsenal's 29th season in the Premier League, 105th 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

Background

Arsenal's 2020–21 campaign came of the end of a successful FA Cup run in 2019–20, but defensive frailties and a lack of creativity led to a disappointing eighth-place finish in the league, the club's lowest for a quarter of a century. But increasing promise under new coach and former cup-winning captain Mikel Arteta led to increased optimism for the season ahead. The season had been defined by a three-month lull between March and June, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, it was head coach Arteta's positive test which led to the season's pause, and when it returned, it was behind closed doors. The upcoming season was expected to continue in this manner. The fixtures were released on the 20th of August, with Arsenal to kick of the new season away at Fulham on the 12th of September. Soon after the club announced plans to allow fans back into the Emirates Stadium in time for their home encounter with Sheffield United on the 3rd of October.

August

Pre-season

The clubs first major transfer of the season came on the 14th of August, with former Chelsea winger Willian signing a three-year contract. He had previously featured 339 times for the Blues over a spell of seven years, scoring 63 goals and winning two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, a Football League Cup and one UEFA Europa League.

Following the departure of assistant coach and former interim manager Freddie Ljungberg, Arsenal permanently signed January loanees Cédric Soares and Pablo Marí, with the latter arriving for a fee of seven million pounds. Two days later, following the players' return from a two-week break, Arsenal played their one and only pre-season friendly, at the Stadium MK against third-division Milton Keynes Dons. Mohamed Elneny, Emile Smith Rowe, Daniel Ballard, Tyreece John-Jules, James Olayinka and William Saliba were all making their first appearances back from a loan spell elsewhere; Saliba, along with a host of other youth-teamers, made his debut for the club. Arsenal took an early lead after Elneny took advantage of a poor clearance from goalkeeper Lee Nicholls with a long-range effort. A flowing team move ending with Bukayo Saka setting up Nketiah for a finish made it 2–0, before Rob Holding's spectacular own goal halved the deficit; however a thunderous header from youth-teamer Mark McGuiness made it 3–1 late on before Reiss Nelson won and scored a penalty as the match ended 4–1 in Arsenal's favour.

Community Shield

Arsenal kicked off their season with participation in the FA Community Shield for the 24th time in their history, against last years runaway Premier League champions Liverpool. Liverpool initially dominated the contest, but in the 12th minute, Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang received the ball from youngster Bukayo Saka and then cut away from young Liverpool right-back Neco Williams, before bending a terrific shot into the bottom left-hand corner. However, Liverpool grew back into the game and equalised late on through Japanese Takumi Minamino. The match ended 1–1 and duly went straight to penalties. Liverpool`s Rhian Brewster was the only man to miss as Arsenal clinched their 16th Community Shield all-time, with captain and goalscorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converting the winning penalty.

September

Arsenal's first major action of September was the £23 million signing of Lille centre-back Gabriel, with whom they had been linked for weeks. Gabriel signed after a promising 2019–20 season with the French club, his third total but his first at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy; he had spent the previous two seasons on loan at Avai and Dinamo Zagreb. Less than a week later, the club announced they had re-signed influential central midfielder Dani Ceballos on a second successive loan spell from Real Madrid. Ceballos had made 37 appearances in 2019–20, scoring twice, contributing two assists and providing a strong influence from a deep-lying position.

The Gunners began their Premier League campaign away at Craven Cottage against newly promoted Fulham. Both Brazilians, Willian and Gabriel, made their debuts in a comfortable 3–0 win; Alexandre Lacazette opened the scoring in the eighth minute with a left-footed shot after a spill by Fulham goalkeeper Marek Rodák. Willian hit the post with a free-kick soon afterwards before delivering an excellent corner four minutes into the second half for Gabriel to nod in for a debut goal, before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wrapped up the three points with a fantastic strike into the corner to finish of a fine team move, with Willian getting another assist after a fine switched ball.

On 16 September, captain Aubameyang signed a new three-year contract with the clubs, with reports suggesting his salary was now "in the region of £250,000" a week.

Three days later, the club played their first home match of the season against West Ham United, whom they had last played in their final game before lockdown. The Gunners took a first-half lead after Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette powerfully headed in Aubameyang`s chipped cross-his 50th goal in all competitions for the club-before West Ham levelled through Michail Antonio on the stroke of half-time, after a devastating counter-attack. They dominated the second period, hitting the bar through Antonio and wasting numerous goalscoring opportunities before Arsenal clinched all three points with five minutes to go, Spaniard Dani Ceballos squaring for Eddie Nketiah on his second home debut to tap in the winner.

Arsenal opened their League Cup campaign away at current league leaders Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. Arsenal had not lost a third-round tie since a 1–2 reverse at home to Southampton in the 2014–15 edition of the competition at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners comfortably won the tie 2–0; a Christian Fuchs own goal in the 57th minute was followed by a 90th-minute second from Eddie Nketiah to seal the win and a second successive fourth-round tie away to Liverpool.

Following the Leicester win, Arsenal faced back-to-back games against league champions Liverpool at Anfield in the space of four days. First, a Premier League encounter with the Reds ended in a 3–1 defeat, the Gunners’ first of the season; Alexander Lacazette opened the scoring for the third successive league match after an error by Andrew Robertson, but Liverpool quickly responded with a Sadio Mané goal before Robertson atoned for his error by flicking the ball past Bernd Leno to give Liverpool the lead. Lacazette failed to convert a one-on-one with Alisson midway through the second half, and substitute and debutant Diogo Jota got on the scoresheet with two minutes remaining, sealing a Liverpool victory.

October

Arsenal quickly avenged their league defeat by narrowly progressing past Liverpool in the third round of the League Cup at Anfield. Two much-changed sides were deadlocked for much of the contest, with both goalkeepers, notably Arsenal’s man-of-the-match Leno producing a number of terrific stops. The game eventually finished goalless and went to penalties; everybody but Mohamed Elneny and Divock Origi scored, meaning sudden death; after Harry Wilson saw his spot kick saved by Leno, Joe Willock scuffed a shot through the legs of Liverpool goalkeeper Adrián to win the tie for Arsenal 5–4 on penalties. The Gunners progressed to the quarter-finals where they would face seven-time winners and holders for the third successive season Manchester City.

A day later, the draw for the Europa League group stage was made; Arsenal were landed in Group B alongside Norwegian outfit Molde, Austria's Rapid Wien and Irish champions Dundalk.

Arsenal headed into the international break on the back of yet another win at the Emirates, this time against pointless and goalless Sheffield United; two goals in the space of 190 seconds, first a header from Bukayo Saka and then an accurate finish from substitute Nicolas Pépé just after the hour mark effectively sealed the win, despite Sheffield United getting a late goal back after a fine long-range effort from David McGoldrick, 2-1 in the end.

Amid transfer deadline day, on 5 October, Arsenal unexpectedly and unforgivingly disposed of their beloved mascot the Gunnersaurus who had represented the club for 27 years. However, Arsenal managed to sign Atlético Madrid's Ghanaian central midfielder Thomas Partey on the deadline day having paid his £45m release clause, with the money from the mascot's disposal taking part in the Gunners' attempt. Two loan departures from the club also occurred: Lucas Torreira went the opposite direction to the Spanish club while Mattéo Guendouzi moved to German club Hertha Berlin.

Squad information

As of 4 October 2020

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Name Nat. Position(s) Date of birth (Age) Year signed Signed from Transfer fee Apps. Goals
Goalkeepers
1 Bernd Leno Flag of Germany GK 4 March 1992 (1992-03-04) (age 28) 2018 Flag of Germany Bayer Leverkusen £19.3m 74 0
13 Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson Flag of Iceland GK 18 February 1995 (1995-02-18) (age 25) 2020 Flag of France Dijon £1.8m 0 0
33 Matt Macey Flag of England GK 9 September 1994 (1994-09-09) (age 26) 2013 Flag of England Arsenal Academy N/A 2 0
Defenders
2 Héctor Bellerín (vice-captain) Flag of Spain RB / RWB 19 March 1995 (1995-03-19) (age 25) 2013 Flag of England Arsenal Academy N/A 210 8
3 Kieran Tierney Flag of Scotland LB / LWB 5 June 1997 (1997-06-05) (age 23) 2019 Flag of Scotland Celtic £25m 28 1
4 William Saliba Flag of France CB 24 March 2001 (2001-03-24) (age 19) 2019 Flag of France Saint-Étienne £27m 0 0
5 Sokratis Papastathopoulos Flag of Greece CB 9 June 1988 (1988-06-09) (age 32) 2018 Flag of Germany Borussia Dortmund £17.7m 69 6
6 Gabriel Flag of Brazil CB 19 December 1997 (1997-12-19) (age 22) 2020 Flag of France Lille £23.14m 4 1
16 Rob Holding Flag of England CB 20 September 1995 (1995-09-20) (age 25) 2016 Flag of England Bolton Wanderers £2m 82 2
17 Cédric Soares Flag of Portugal RB / RWB 31 August 1991 (1991-08-31) (age 29) 2020 Flag of England Southampton Free|7 1
20 Shkodran Mustafi Flag of Germany CB 17 April 1992 (1992-04-17) (age 28) 2016 Flag of Spain Valencia £35m 142 9
21 Calum Chambers Flag of England CB / DM 20 January 1995 (1995-01-20) (age 25) 2014 Flag of England Southampton £16m 101 4
22 Pablo Marí Flag of Spain CB 31 August 1993 (1993-08-31) (age 27) 2020 Flag of Brazil Flamengo £7.2m 3 0
23 David Luiz Flag of Brazil CB 22 April 1987 (1987-04-22) (age 33) 2019 Flag of England Chelsea £8m 48 2
31 Sead Kolašinac Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina LB / LWB 20 June 1993 (1993-06-20) (age 27) 2017 Flag of Germany Schalke 04 Free 108 5
Midfielders
7 Bukayo Saka Flag of England LM / LB / RM 5 September 2001 (2001-09-05) (age 19) 2016 Flag of England Arsenal Academy N/A 47 5
8 Dani Ceballos Flag of Spain CM / AM 25 August 1996 (1996-08-25) (age 24) 2019 Flag of Spain Real Madrid Loan 43 2
10 Mesut Özil Flag of Germany AM 15 October 1988 (1988-10-15) (age 32) 2013 Flag of Spain Real Madrid £42.5m 254 44
15 Ainsley Maitland-Niles Flag of England CM / RB / LWB 29 August 1997 (1997-08-29) (age 23) 2014 Flag of England Arsenal Academy N/A 106 3
18 Thomas Partey Flag of Ghana DM / CM 13 June 1993 (1993-06-13) (age 27) 2014 Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid £45m 0 0
25 Mohamed Elneny Flag of Egypt DM 11 July 1992 (1992-07-11) (age 28) 2016 Flag of Switzerland Basel £5m 95 2
28 Joe Willock Flag of England AM / CM 20 August 1999 (1999-08-20) (age 21) 2015 Flag of England Arsenal Academy N/A 63 8
32 Emile Smith Rowe Flag of England AM / LM 28 June 2000 (2000-06-28) (age 20) 2016 Flag of England Arsenal Academy N/A 12 3
34 Granit Xhaka (4th captain) Flag of Switzerland CM 27 September 1992 (1992-09-27) (age 28) 2016 Flag of Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach £34.5m 181 12
Forwards
9 Alexandre Lacazette (3rd captain) Flag of France ST 28 May 1991 (1991-05-28) (age 29) 2017 Flag of France Lyon £46.5m 131 51
12 Willian Flag of Brazil RW / AM 9 August 1988 (1988-08-09) (age 32) 2020 Flag of England Chelsea Free 5 0
14 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (captain) Flag of Gabon ST / LW 18 June 1989 (1989-06-18) (age 31) 2018 Flag of Germany Borussia Dortmund £56m 114 72
19 Nicolas Pépé Flag of Ivory Coast RW 29 May 1995 (1995-05-29) (age 25) 2019 Flag of France Lille £72m 48 9
24 Reiss Nelson Flag of England RW 10 December 1999 (1999-12-10) (age 20) 2015 Flag of England Arsenal Academy N/A 40 3
30 Eddie Nketiah Flag of England ST 30 May 1999 (1999-05-30) (age 21) 2015 Flag of England Arsenal Academy N/A 43 9
35 Gabriel Martinelli Flag of Brazil LW / ST 18 June 2001 (2001-06-18) (age 19) 2019 Flag of Brazil Ituano £6m 26 10
Players on loan
11 Lucas Torreira Flag of Uruguay DM 11 February 1996 (1996-02-11) (age 24) 2018 Flag of Italy Sampdoria £26m 89 4
27 Konstantinos Mavropanos Flag of Greece CB 11 December 1997 (1997-12-11) (age 22) 2018 Flag of Greece PAS Giannina £1.8m 8 0
29 Mattéo Guendouzi Flag of France CM / DM 14 April 1999 (1999-04-14) (age 21) 2018 Flag of France Lorient £7m 82 1

Transfers

Transfers in

Date Position Name From Fee Team
1 July 2020 CB Flag of Spain Pablo Marí Flag of Brazil Flamengo £7,200,000 First team
RB Flag of Portugal Cédric Flag of England Southampton Free transfer
14 August 2020 RW Flag of Brazil Willian Flag of England Chelsea Free transfer
18 August 2020 LW Flag of Norway George Lewis Flag of Norway Fram Larvik Free transfer Under-23s
19 August 2020 CM Flag of England Tim Akinola Flag of England Huddersfield Town Free transfer Under-23s
22 August 2020 AM Flag of Netherlands Salah-Eddine Flag of Netherlands Feyenoord Free transfer Academy
24 August 2020 CB Flag of England Jonathan Dinzeyi Flag of England Tottenham Hotspur Free transfer Under-23s
1 September 2020 CB Flag of Brazil Gabriel Flag of France Lille £27,000,000 First team
21 September 2020 GK Flag of Iceland Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson Flag of France Dijon £1.8m First team
5 October 2020 DM Flag of Ghana Thomas Partey Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid £45m First team

Transfers out

Date Position Name To Fee Team
1 July 2020 RB Flag of England Matthew Dennis Flag of England Norwich City Released Academy
LB Flag of England Tobi Omole Unattached Released Under-23s
LW Flag of England Nathan Tormey Unattached Released Under-23s
GK Flag of Portugal Pedro Virgínia Flag of Portugal FC Porto Undisclosed Academy
DM Flag of Wales Harry Jones Flag of Wales Swansea City Free transfer Academy
28 August 2020 ST Flag of England Sam Greenwood Flag of England Leeds United £1,500,000[1] Academy
1 September 2020 AM Flag of Armenia Henrikh Mkhitaryan Flag of Italy Roma Released First team
16 September 2020 GK Flag of Argentina Emiliano Martínez Flag of England Aston Villa £20m First team

Loans in

Date Position Name From End date Team
4 September 2020 CM Flag of Spain Dani Ceballos Flag of Spain Real Madrid 30 June 2021 First team

Loans out

Date Position Name To End date Team
16 July 2020 CB Flag of Greece Konstantinos Mavropanos Flag of Germany VfB Stuttgart 30 June 2021 First team
10 August 2020 CB Flag of England Zech Medley Flag of England Gillingham 30 June 2021 Under-23s
RB Flag of England Zak Swanson Flag of Netherlands MVV Maastricht 30 June 2021 Under-23s
13 August 2020 RW Flag of England Trae Coyle Flag of England Gillingham 30 June 2021 Under-23s
17 August 2020 CM Flag of England Matt Smith Flag of England Swindon Town 30 June 2021 Under-23s
25 August 2020 RB Flag of England Jordi Osei-Tutu Flag of Wales Cardiff City 30 June 2021 Under-23s
4 September 2020 DM Flag of England Ben Sheaf Flag of England Coventry City 30 June 2021 Under-23s
8 September 2020 ST Flag of England Tyreece John-Jules Flag of England Doncaster Rovers 30 June 2021 Under-23s
22 September 2020 CB Flag of Republic Ireland Mark McGuinness Flag of England Ipswich Town 30 June 2021 Under-23s
5 October 2020 CB Flag of Northern Ireland Daniel Ballard Flag of England Blackpool 31 January 2021 Under-23s
CM Flag of France Matteo Guendouzi Flag of Germany Hertha BSC 30 June 2021 First team
DM Flag of Uruguay Lucas Torreira Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid 30 June 2021 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

Home
Away
Third

Pre-season and friendlies

      Win       Draw       Loss       Fixtures

Friendly 25 August 2020 MK Dons Milton Keynes Dons.png 1–4 Arsenal FC.png Arsenal Milton Keynes  
18:00 BST (UTC+1) Holding Goal 31' (o.g.) Report Elneny Goal 5'
Nketiah Goal 10'
M. McGuinness Goal 76'
Nelson Goal 85' (pen.)
Stadium: Stadium MK
Attendance: 0
Referee: Dean Whitestone

Competitions

Overview

Competition First match Last match Starting round Final position Record
Pld W D L GF GA GD Win %
Premier League 12 September 2020 May 2021 Matchday 1 &0000000000000008.0000008 &0000000000000004.0000004 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &0000000000000004.0000004 &0000000000000009.0000009 &0000000000000010.00000010 −1 &0000000000000050.00000050.00
FA Cup January 2021 Third round &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 +0 !
EFL Cup 21 September 2020 Third round &0000000000000002.0000002 &0000000000000001.0000001 &0000000000000001.0000001 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &0000000000000002.0000002 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 +2 &0000000000000050.00000050.00
FA Community Shield 29 August 2020 Final Winners &0000000000000001.0000001 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &0000000000000001.0000001 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &0000000000000001.0000001 &0000000000000001.0000001 +0 &0&-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000.00
UEFA Europa League 22 October 2020 Group stage &0000000000000003.0000003 &0000000000000003.0000003 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 &0000000000000009.0000009 &0000000000000002.0000002 +7 &0000000000000100.000000100.000
Total &0000000000000014.00000014 &0000000000000008.0000008 &0000000000000002.0000002 &0000000000000004.0000004 &0000000000000021.00000021 &0000000000000013.00000013 +8 &0000000000000057.14000057.14

Last updated: 8 November 2020
Source: Soccerway

Premier League

Main article: 2020–21 Premier League

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 Tottenham Hotspur 10 6 3 1 21 9 +12 21 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Liverpool 10 6 3 1 22 17 +5 21
3 Chelsea 10 5 4 1 22 10 +12 19
4 Leicester City 10 6 0 4 19 14 +5 18
5 West Ham United 10 5 2 3 17 11 +6 17 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
6 Southampton 10 5 2 3 19 16 +3 17
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 10 5 2 3 11 11 0 17
8 Everton 10 5 1 4 19 17 +2 16
9 Manchester United 9 5 1 3 16 16 0 16
10 Aston Villa 9 5 0 4 20 13 +7 15
11 Manchester City 9 4 3 2 15 11 +4 15
12 Leeds United 10 4 2 4 15 17 −2 14
13 Newcastle United 10 4 2 4 12 15 −3 14
14 Arsenal 10 4 1 5 10 12 −2 13
15 Crystal Palace 10 4 1 5 12 15 −3 13
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 10 2 4 4 14 16 −2 10
17 Fulham 10 2 1 7 11 19 −8 7
18 West Bromwich Albion 10 1 3 6 7 18 −11 6 Relegation to
EFL Championship
19 Burnley 9 1 2 6 4 17 −13 5
20 Sheffield United 10 0 1 9 4 16 −12 1

Updated to games played on 30 November 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

Results summary

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
8 4 0 4 9 10 −1 12 2 0 2 4 6 −2 2 0 2 5 4 +1

Last updated: 8 November 2020
Source: Premier League

Results by matchday

Matchday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground A H A H A H A H A H A H
Result W W L W L L W L
Position 1 3 5 4 5 11 9 11

Last updated: 8 November 2020.
Source: Statto.com
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches

The league fixtures were announced on 20 August 2020.

1 12 September 2020 Fulham 0–3 Arsenal Fulham  
12:30 BST Report Lacazette Goal 8'
Gabriel Goal 49'
Aubameyang Goal 57'
Stadium: Craven Cottage
Attendance: 0
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
2 19 September 2020 Arsenal 2–1 West Ham United Holloway, London  
20:00 BST Lacazette Goal 25'
Nketiah Goal 85'
Report Antonio Goal 45' Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Michael Oliver
3 28 September 2020 Liverpool 3–1 Arsenal Liverpool  
20:00 BST Mané Goal 28'
Robertson Goal 34'
Jota Goal 88'
Report Lacazette Goal 25' Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 0
Referee: Craig Pawson
4 4 October 2020 Arsenal 2–1 Sheffield United Holloway, London  
14:00 BST Saka Goal 61'
Pépé Goal 64'
McGoldrick Goal 83' Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Lee Mason
5 17 October 2020 Manchester City 1–0 Arsenal Manchester  
17:30 BST Sterling Goal 23' Report Stadium: City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
6 25 October 2020 Arsenal 0–1 Leicester City Holloway  
19:15 BST Report Vardy Goal 80' Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Craig Pawson
7 1 November 2020 Manchester United 0–1 Arsenal Manchester  
16:30 BST Report Aubameyang Goal 69' (pen.) Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 0
Referee: Mike Dean
8 8 November 2020 Arsenal 0–3 Aston Villa Holloway  
19:15 BST Report Saka Goal 25' (o.g.)
Watkins Goal 72'75'
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Martin Atkinson
9 22 November 2020 Leeds United v Arsenal Beeston, Leeds  
16:30 BST Stadium: Elland Road
Attendance: 0
10 28 November 2020 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers Holloway  
15:00 BST Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 0
11 5 December 2020 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal Tottenham  
15:00 BST Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Attendance: 0
12 12 December 2020 Arsenal v Burnley Holloway  
15:00 BST Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 0
13 15 December 2020 Arsenal v Southampton Holloway  
15:00 BST Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 0
14 19 September 2020 Everton v Arsenal Liverpool  
15:00 BST Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 0
15 26 December 2020 Arsenal v Chelsea Holloway  
15:00 BST Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 0
16 28 December 2020 Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal Brighton  
15:00 BST Stadium: Amex Stadium
Attendance: 0
17 2 January 2021 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal West Bromwich  
15:00 BST Stadium: The Hawthorns
Attendance: 0
18 12 January 2021 Arsenal v Crystal Palace Holloway  
15:00 BST Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 0
19 16 January 2021 Arsenal v Newcastle United Holloway  
15:00 BST Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 0
20 27 January 2021 Southampton v Arsenal Southampton  
19:45 BST Stadium: St. Mary's Stadium
21 30 January 2021 Arsenal v Manchester United Holloway, London  
BST Stadium: Emirates Stadium
22 2 February 2021 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal Wolverhampton  
19:45 BST Stadium: Molineux Stadium
23 6 February 2021 Aston Villa v Arsenal Aston  
BST Stadium: Villa Park
24 13 February 2021 Arsenal v Leeds United Holloway, London  
BST Stadium: Emirates Stadium
25 20 February 2021 Arsenal v Manchester City Holloway, London  
BST Stadium: Emirates Stadium
26 27 February 2021 Leicester City v Arsenal Leicester  
BST Stadium: King Power Stadium
27 6 March 2021 Burnley v Arsenal Burnley  
BST Stadium: Turf Moor
28 13 March 2021 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur Holloway, London  
BST Stadium: Emirates Stadium
29 20 March 2021 West Ham United v Arsenal Stratford, London  
BST Stadium: London Stadium
30 3 April 2021 Arsenal v Liverpool Holloway, London  
BST Stadium: Emirates Stadium
31 10 April 2021 Sheffield United v Arsenal Sheffield  
BST Stadium: Bramall Lane
32 17 April 2021 Arsenal v Fulham Holloway, London  
BST Stadium: Emirates Stadium
33 24 April 2021 Arsenal v Everton Holloway, London  
BST Stadium: Emirates Stadium
34 1 May 2021 Newcastle United v Arsenal Newcastle  
BST Stadium: St. James' Park
35 8 May 2021 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion Holloway, London  
BST Stadium: Emirates Stadium
36 12 May 2021 Chelsea v Arsenal Chelsea, London  
19:45 BST Stadium: Stamford Bridge
37 15 May 2021 Crystal Palace v Arsenal Selhurst  
BST Stadium: Selhurst Park
38 23 May 2021 Arsenal v Brighton & Hove Albion Holloway, London  
16:00 BST Stadium: Emirates Stadium

FA Cup

Main article: 2020–21 FA Cup

EFL Cup

Main article: 2020–21 EFL Cup

The draw for both the second and third round were confirmed on September 6, live on Sky Sports by Phil Babb.

Third round 23 September 2020 Leicester City 0–2 Arsenal Leicester  
19:45 BST Report Fuchs Goal 57' (og)
Nketiah Goal 90'
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Peter Bankes
Fourth round 1 October 2020 Liverpool 0–0
(5–6 pen)
Arsenal Liverpool  
19:45 BST Report Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 0
Referee: Kevin Friend
  Penalties  
Milner Soccerball shad check.png
Georginio Wijnaldum Soccerball shad check.png
Minamino Soccerball shad check.png
Origi Missed
Jones Soccerball shad check.png
Wilson Missed
  Lacazette Soccerball shad check.png
Soares Soccerball shad check.png
Elneny Missed
Maitland-Niles Soccerball shad check.png
Pépé Soccerball shad check.png
Willock Soccerball shad check.png
Quarter-finals 22 December 2020 Arsenal (1) v Manchester City (1) London  
20:00 BST [ Report] Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 0

FA Community Shield

Main article: 2020 FA Community Shield
29 August 2020 Arsenal Arsenal FC.png 1–1
(5–4 pen)
Liverpool FC.png Liverpool Wembley Stadium, London  
16:30 BST Aubameyang Goal 12' Report Minamino Goal 73' Attendance: 0
Referee: Andre Marriner (Birmingham)
    Penalties  
Reiss Nelson Soccerball shad check.png
Ainsley Maitland-Niles Soccerball shad check.png
Cédric Soares Soccerball shad check.png
David Luiz Soccerball shad check.png
Pierre-Emerick AubameyangSoccerball shad check.png
  Soccerball shad check.png Mohamed Salah
Soccerball shad check.png Fabinho
Missed Rhian Brewster
Soccerball shad check.png Takumi Minamino
Soccerball shad check.png Curtis Jones

UEFA Europa League

Main article: 2020-21 UEFA Europa League
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
Flag of England Arsenal 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9 Advance to knockout phase
Flag of Norway Molde 3 2 0 1 4 5 −1 6
Flag of Austria Rapid Wien 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 3
Flag of Republic of Ireland Dundalk 3 0 0 3 4 9 −5 0

Group stage

The group stage draw was held on 2 October 2020.

Main article: 2020–21 UEFA Europa League group stage#Group B
1 22 October 2020 Rapid Wien Flag of Austria 1–2 Flag of England Arsenal Vienna, Austria  
21:00 CEST Fountas Goal 51' Report Aubameyang Goal 74'
Leno Booked in the 90+2th minute 90+2'
Stadium: Allianz Stadion
Attendance: 0
Referee: Pavel Královec (Czech Republic)
2 29 October 2020 Arsenal Flag of England 3–0 Flag of Republic Ireland Dundalk London, England  
21:00 CET Nketiah Goal 42'
Willock Goal 44'
Pépé Goal 46'
Report Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Filip Glova (Slovakia)
3 5 November 2020 Arsenal Flag of England 4–1 Flag of Norway Molde London, England  
21:00 CET Haugen Goal 45+1' (o.g.)
Sinyan Goal 62' (o.g.)
Pépé Goal 69'
Willock Goal 88'
Report Ellingsen Goal 22' Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Halil Umut Meler (Turkey)
4 26 November 2020 Molde Flag of Norway v Flag of England Arsenal Molde, Norway  
18:55 CET [ Report] Stadium: Aker Stadion
Attendance: 0
5 3 December 2020 Arsenal Flag of England v Flag of Austria Rapid Wien London, England  
21:00 CET [ Report] Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 0
6 10 December 2020 Dundalk Flag of Republic Ireland v Flag of England Arsenal Dundalk, Ireland  
18:55 CET [ Report] Stadium: Oriel Park
Attendance: 0

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