That was my thought as well. An absolutely brutal lineup of fixtures but potentially a stroke of fortune if they delay the reintroduction of crowds. At this point, I think the plan is tentatively still to reintroduce supporters on October 1, but that date could be moved back. They also might reintroduce the supporters at greatly reduced capacity, which might still attenuate the home advantage.The 2020-21 fixture list is out, and in their first seven games Arsenal have to travel to Liverpool, Man City and Man United. Which...could work out great, if those fixtures have no crowds but games further down the line do. (The first North London derby is also away at Spurs on 5 December; Arsenal's first home fixture against a traditional powerhouse isn't until Boxing Day, against Chelsea.)
I do wonder if the fixture list will complicate Arteta's plans to move to a back four. He might decide to hold off on making that transition until that run of difficult away fixtures is over.