Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia has stressed for Arsenal to make an important start in the upcoming 2009/10 season. Arsenal lost 5 of their first 14 matches of the Premier League last season - thus making the Gunners chasing 4th place let alone going for the title.
Manuel states "Overall we needed to be more focused at the start of the season," in the July edition of the official Arsenal magazine".
Arsenal's first 5 Premier League games of the following season are:
Everton vs Arsenal
Arsenal vs Portsmouth
Man Utd vs Arsenal
Man City vs Arsenal
Arsenal vs Wigan
The two tricky away games in Manchester will be vital for the Gunners.