Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed he held a discussion in the dressing room with his players about the club’s poor away form following their defeat to Everton last week.
The Gunners have lost more games than they have won away from the Emirates this season. It’s a stark contrast to their home record where they’ve only dropped seven points all campaign.
Emery fears their form on the road could jeopardise their hopes of a top-four finish, and he wants to resolve the issue as soon as possible:
“We were speaking in the dressing room how we can fix our problem We are consistent this season but if we need to improve something, it’s our away form.”
“If we win, we can continue in fourth. We must show everybody we can finish in this position. We spoke a lot about that and what we need to improve. We need sometimes patience to improve this spirit.”
“We can be critical of ourselves for our away performances. With consistency in our mentality, we can build up better performances away. I’m sure we’re going to find it.”
Considering four of Arsenal’s last six Premier League fixtures are away from home, fixing their inconsistency is a top priority, but that’s easier said than done.
Changing a record that sees them concede nearly two goals a game on their travels will be hard to do in the space of just a few weeks. If they want to finish fourth, though, they will have to find a solution.