Paul Lambert's men would have been relieved to survive the Premier League relegation scrap but the club's future remains uncertain with Randy Lerner actively looking to sell.
Here are some of the highlights from Arsenal's fixture list to look out for:
Aston Villa will face Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on the 16 August.
Aston Villa will play against Burnley at Villa Park on the 24 May.
Games against biggest rivals
West Bromwich Albion: 13 December (A), 3 March (H)
Burnley: 29 November (A), 24 May (H)
Over the festive period
Aston Villa will play over the festive period Swansea on Boxing Day, Sunderland on the 28 December and Crystal Palace on New Year's Day.
Full fixture list:
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Premier League Fixtures 2014/15 club by club
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