Full of hope before the 9am announcement, many were left in a grump after discovering that the Gunners must face defending champions Manchester City and 2017 winners Chelsea in their first two games.
Arsene Wenger used to give the players four weeks off at least, but it is a new era for Arsenal with a new coach coming into the club.
Premier League champions Manchester City will start their title defence at Arsenal, who will be under the stewardship of new manager Unai Emery.
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It is a similar story for neighbours United, who begin at home to Leicester.
The opening day of the season has the whopper clash between Arsenal and their tormentors from last season, the champions Manchester City.
Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated game next season will not be the Manchester derby, but the first clash between City and Liverpool at Anfield on October 6.
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Absolutely, it is the game before the season starts.
Their arch-rivals, Liverpool, will also start at home against West Ham, but Chelsea and Tottenham will be going away on the first day of the new campaign.
Liverpool will host the first Merseyside derby of the season on December 1, with the return fixture at Everton's Goodison Park slated for March 2.
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But despite the ease or difficulty of a team's early fixtures, the reality that all the clubs face next season is that City will once again be the side to beat.