Arsenal news – Draft fixtures list, transfer speculation, new kit have details of the draft fixture list for next season. It hardly seems like the last season is over, and already we’re talking about the next one!

The season kicks off with a home game against Newcastle, and finishes with a home game against newly-promoted Wigan. The Gunners cross London for their second match, which is away to Chelsea, and Manchester United visit Highbury on January 2nd.

In transfer news, Stuttgart are not preventing Hleb from talking to Arsenal, so it looks like this transfer may happen if the price is right. However, both Pires and Ljungberg have not agreed new contracts yet, and it’s looking more likely that Pires at least may be joining Edu at Valencia.

Arsenal’s new redcurrant commemorative home kit was officially launched this week, and you can buy it online at the shop. I’m still not sure about the colour, but the idea of going back to the same colour as the first season at Highbury is a nice one. When I see it in the flesh, I’m sure it will look great 🙂

Finally, happy birthday to Patrick Vieira, who turned 29 yesterday. Thankfully this summer seems to be a quieter one for him, with the Real Madrid saga seemingly finally at an end.