By SI Wire
August 11, 2014

Arsenal FC

Arsenal finished fourth in the Barclays Premier League last season. The club was at the top of the table early in the season, and spent more time in first than any other club, but lost players to injury, including Theo Walcott, Mesut Özil, Aaron Ramsey, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Jack Wilshere. During the 2013-14 season, according to The Telegraph, Arsenal were without first-team players for a combined 1,716 days due to injury. In comparison, champion Manchester City's players missed just 929 days.

Arsenal won its first trophy in nine year after the club beat Hull City 3-2 in the the 2014 FA Cup final in May.

Olivier Giroud led the team with 16 goals in 2013-14, while Ramsey added 10. 

During the offseason, Arsenal signed forward Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, right-backs Calum Chambers from Southampton and Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle and goalkeeper David Ospina from Nice.

Premier League fixtures 2014/15

08/16/14 Crystal Palace (H)

08/23/14 Everton (A)

08/31/14 Leicester City (A)

09/13/14 Manchester City (H)

09/20/14 Aston Villa (A)

09/27/14 Tottenham Hotspur (H)

10/05/14 Chelsea (A)

10/18/14 Hull City (H)

10/25/14 Sunderland (A)

11/01/14 Burnley (H)

11/09/14 Swansea City (A)

11/22/14 Manchester United (H)

11/29/14 West Bromwich Albion (A)

12/03/14 Southampton (H)

12/06/14 Stoke City (A)

12/13/14 Newcastle United (H)

12/20/14 Liverpool (A)

12/26/14 Queens Park Rangers (H)

12/28/14 West Ham United (A)

01/01/15 Southampton (A)

01/10/15 Stoke City (H)

01/17/15 Manchester City (A)

01/31/15 Aston Villa (H)

02/07/15 Tottenham Hotspur (A)

02/10/15 Leicester City (H)

02/21/15 Crystal Palace (A)

02/28/15 Everton (H)

03/03/15 Queens Park Rangers (A)

03/14/15 West Ham United (H)

03/21/15 Newcastle United (A)

04/04/15 Liverpool (H)

04/11/15 Burnley (A)

04/18/15 Sunderland (H)

04/25/15 Chelsea (H)

05/02/15 Hull City (A)

05/09/15 Swansea City (H)

05/16/15 Manchester United (A)

05/24/15 West Bromwich Albion (H)

Note: Premier League fixture dates may be subject to change.

- Sarah Barshop

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