Arsenal facing daunting fixture list

As Arsenal approach crunch time in the season, can they keep up their performances so far and prove that they are real title contenders?

Santi Cazorla of Arsenal (L) celebrates with Olivier Giroud (R) as he scores their first goal

The Gunners' 5-1 thrashing at Liverpool raised questions over their ability to last the course in the Barclays Premier League title race, and looking back on recent campaigns, this time of year can be a sticky one for Arsenal, who tend to struggle around the beginning of spring.

A prime example was during the 2007-08 season, where a 2-2 draw at Birmingham in mid-February led to a mini-capitulation resulting in a five-point lead becoming a third-placed finish, a which included a 4-0 thrashing by Manchester United and elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Liverpool. A similar series of events occurred in the 2009-10 season.

So, following Arsenal's 5-1 thrashing at Liverpool, Press Association Sport looks at the daunting fixture list facing them in the remainder of this month, plus their games in March.

February 12 - Manchester United (home) - Premier League

February 16 - Liverpool (h) - FA Cup

February 19 - Bayern Munich (h) - Champions League

February 22 - Sunderland (h) - Premier League

March 1 - Stoke (away) - Premier League

March 8 - Swansea (h) - Premier League

March 11 - Bayern Munich (a) - Champions League

March 16 - Tottenham (a) - Premier League

March 22 - Chelsea (a) - Premier League

March 29 - Man City (h) - Premier League

April 5 - Everton (a) - Premier League



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