Arsenal Diary: What's in store this week

Arsenal players in a huddle before our game against Nottingham Forest

With our men's first team in action twice this week, it will be a busy seven days in N5 - here is everything on the horizon across the club.


Crystal Palace v Arsenal | 8pm

Oleksandr Zinchenko in action against Crystal Palace

The week begins with a trip to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace in our second Premier League fixture of the campaign. 

Mikel Arteta has already held his pre-match press conference, and we have taken a look at our opponents as well as digging into all the stats and facts around the game in our pre-match preview.

Ahead of kick-off, tune into Breakdown Live from 7pm for all the best pre-match build-up for any Gooner! Nicole Holliday and Adrian Clarke will be live from Emirates Stadium to evaluate our win against Forest, as well as check out how our academy teams got on in their season openers, and have an in-depth look at what the acquisition of Raya means for us.

Then from 8pm, live commentary from Selhurst Park comes from Dan Roebuck and Josh James who will keep you up to date with all the on-pitch proceedings.

Full coverage, including a match report, interviews with Mikel Arteta and a player, plus the highlights and full 90 minutes will follow on and the official app post-match.

Monday also sees the first episode of our five-part documentary series focusing on our women’s team across 2022/23 launched on and the app. 

Togetherness will follow our women's team across the entire campaign: from our record-breaking run of clean sheets and exhilarating comebacks, to an incredible Champions League campaign and our very first Emirates Stadium sell-out. 

Catch never-before-seen footage from our squad as they reckon with season-ending injuries and grow closer than ever before as a team. 

Starting from Monday, an episode will be released every day with the finale dropping on Friday.


Swindon Town v Arsenal U21s | 7pm

Myles Lewis-Skelly scores against West Ham United U21s

Attention switches to our under-21 side as they begin their EFL Trophy campaign at Swindon Town.

We were drawn against Exeter City, Reading and Swindon in Group G (Southern) of the competition, which sees our academy players test themselves against EFL first-team opposition.

And after beating West Ham United 3-0 and Leicester City 4-1 in our opening two games of the Premier League 2 campaign, Mehmet Ali will be hoping for a similar display against the Robins at the County Ground, in what will be a 7pm kick-off.

After an impressive group campaign last season that saw wins against Northampton Town and Cambridge United, we reached the competition's round-of-16 stage, but were narrowly beaten 3-2 by Stevenage. The season prior, we went a step further by getting to the quarter-finals, before suffering a 1-0 defeat to League One side Wigan Athletic.


Mikel Arteta’s pre-Fulham press conference (1.30pm)

Mikel Arteta during a press conference

Mikel Arteta is expected to face the media again when he hosts his pre-match press conference ahead of our home game against Fulham.

Live coverage will be available on and the official app, with a full round-up of everything that happened published right after.


Arsenal U18s v Tottenham Hotspur U18s | 11am

Arsenal v Fulham | 3pm

Gabriel scores against Fulham

The weekend kicks off with a north London derby as Jack Wilshere’s under-18s host their neighbours at London Colney. 

Having beaten West Ham United 2-0 in their opener before a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion, Wilshere will be hoping to keep their good form going at the expense of Spurs, whom we beat 4-1 in the corresponding fixture last season to record Jack’s first win as our under-18s head coach.

Then attention turns to Emirates Stadium as we face Fulham in Premier League action in a traditional Saturday 3pm kick-off.

The Cottagers beat Everton 1-0 in their opening game of the season before a surprise 3-0 defeat at home to Brentford last weekend.

With the game not being shown live on UK TV, the best coverage will be on Breakdown Live, which will provide pre-match coverage from an hour before the action gets underway, with live commentary available on and the official app.

Then, all the usual post-match content will be published on both, including interviews and highlights as well as the full 90 minutes for you to enjoy at your leisure later in the weekend.

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