Arsenal are also facing a potential fixture nightmare ahead of their first Europa League campaign in 18 years with five away games set to follow immediately after group-stage ties.
Their Europa League campaign will start on September 14 and will be immediately followed by a trip to champions Chelsea, where they have lost their last five fixtures.
That represents the first of five away fixtures to follow European ties, including another difficult trip to Manchester City, and making for a potentially hellish few weeks of travelling.
Arsene Wenger’s men visit Anfield on August 26 before a trip to Stamford Bridge on September 16, with the first North London derby of the season against Tottenham at the Emirates on November 18.
Boxing Day will see a visit to Crystal Palace ahead of a home clash with Chelsea on the first day of 2018, with the final day of the season seeing the Gunners take on Huddersfield.
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Getting To Emirates Stadium
By Tube and Rail
Arsenal (Piccadilly Line) is the nearest tube station, around three minutes walk from the ground. Finsbury Park (Victoria, Piccadilly Lines and Great Northern rail) and Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line, North London Line and Great Northern rail) stations are around a 10-minute walk – these should be slightly less crowded.
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King’s Cross is the main connecting station for national rail and many underground lines. From here you can travel to the ground via the Piccadilly Line (to Arsenal) or the Victoria Line (to Highbury & Islington). Alternatively, a short overground rail journey of one stop will take you to Finsbury Park station.
Please note: Holloway Road station will be exit-only before and after matches with pre match eastbound trains non-stopping. Drayton Park is also closed on match days.
Crowd management after matches at Emirates Stadium
To ensure safe entry and exit from local stations, a managed queuing system will be in place.
Queuing will be outside on Gillespie Road.
Finsbury Park station
Queuing will be outside on Seven Sisters Road/Isledon Road and St Thomas’s Road/Rock Street.
Highbury & Islington station
Queuing will be on the south side of Holloway Road. Spectators are advised to follow the route down Holloway Road as no direct access to the station or queuing system will be available from Highbury Fields.
Hornsey Road from Benwell Road to Holloway Road
Closed to pedestrians, emergency access only.
The junction of Drayton Park/Holloway Road
Police controlled crossing point where supporters will be queued and assisted across Holloway Road as quickly as possible.
Bus is a fast and convenient option with connections passing the ground on all sides. Main bus stops are located on Holloway Road, Nag’s Head, Seven Sisters Road, Blackstock Road and Highbury Corner. High frequency services will take you within a five to 10 minute walk of the ground and direct routes cover much of north and central London.
Further information on buses is available through www.tfl.gov.uk or consult the maps of local bus routes below.