The countdown to our next game starts here.

Before every fixture you can take a trip down memory lane with some classic encounters against our forthcoming opponents.

This week is an exception because Arsenal and Blackpool have never met in the Premier League. Instead here's a reminder of how the Gunners have fared in their opening home fixtures since Emirates Stadium opened in the summer of 2006.

Click on the scores for match reports and click on the PLAY buttons to watch the best of the action from each game.

09/10 Arsenal 4-1 Portsmouth  - Aaron Ramsey

ARSENAL 4-1 PORTSMOUTH, 2009
Diaby struck twice as Arsenal maintained their 100 per cent start. The Frenchman sidefooted in after 18 minutes and swept home another soon afterwards. Pompey hit back through Kaboul but  Gallas and Ramsey completed a satisfying afternoon.

08/09 Arsenal 1-0 W.B.A. - Samir Nasri

ARSENAL 1-0 WEST BROM, 2008
Nasri took just three minutes 44 seconds to introduce himself to the Emirates Stadium faithful with a well-crafted goal to see off West Brom. The new signing rounded off a flowing move from close range to secure the points.

Alexander Hleb

ARSENAL 2-1 FULHAM, 2007
Healy gave Fulham a shock lead inside the first minute but Arsenal hit back with two late goals. Van Persie slammed home a penalty before Fabregas picked out Hleb for a composed finish with 15 seconds of normal time left.

Gilberto

ARSENAL 1-1 ASTON VILLA, 2006
Villa looked like party poopers when Mellberg's header gave them the lead in the first Premier League game at Emirates Stadium but Walcott's cross landed at the feet of Gilberto and he rifled home an equaliser with a few minutes left.

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