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5 blockbuster Premier League fixtures to look out for in December

Zac Jones
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West Bromwich Albion v A.F.C. Bournemouth - Premier League
It's the most wonderful time of the year

December is always the busiest time of the year for Premier League clubs and 2017 will be no different with a massive 70 games scheduled to take place next month.

With such a high volume of games over a short period of time, the final month of the calendar year can often have a significant bearing on the eventual finishing positions of the Premier League sides.

As luck would have it, the fixture list has thrown up a whole host of big matches in December that could make or break a number of teams’ chances of achieving their goals for the 2017/18 campaign. 

With that in mind, let’s take a look at 5 blockbuster Premier League fixtures that you should look out for in December…

Saturday, 2nd December – Arsenal vs. Manchester United

Manchester United v Arsenal - Premier League
Will Mourinho mastermind another victory over Arsene Wenger's Arsenal side? 

Arsenal vs. Manchester United is historically one of the great fixtures of the Premier League, and while neither side are as strong or as dominant of a force as they were in the early 2000s, this is still a big game and has to be considered a blockbuster fixture.

The outcome of the upcoming match this Saturday is tough to call with both sides being very inconsistent over recent weeks. Jose Mourinho will not be afraid to set his side up defensively to nullify Arsenal’s attack and hope for a decisive goal on the counter-attack.

 However, if Arsenal can produce a repeat of their impressive performance in the North London derby from a couple of weeks ago, then they may have too much for United to handle.

When the two sides met at the Emirates last season, Arsene Wenger’s side came away with a 2-0 win, which was Wenger’s first victory over Mourinho in the Premier League. The Arsenal manager will be hoping for a similar result this time around in order to close the gap on United to just one point.

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