Arsenal have had an awful away record this season but we went to Sweden this week in freezing cold weather, with a makeshift team, but we still managed to put the tie beyond doubt by winning with a three-goal margin and are now certain to go through to the next round.
Our midfielder Mohamed Elneny, who played in the game, thinks that this is a good omen. “To win away from home by a three-goal margin sends out a strong message to other teams in this competition,” Elneny told beIN Sports.
“We hope to win the Europa League title in order to qualify for next season’s Champions League. That’s only in case we don’t get a top-four spot in the league this season.
“One of the main reasons we are really focused on winning the Europa League title is to make up for the Premier League title if we’re not able to win it.”
It is a fact that Arsenal desperately needed to win an away game after a ridiculous amount of failures this season. Just to throw this in for debate, I have to tell you that in the Premier League Arsenal’s first team have won three away games out of 13, but in the Europa League our reserves have won three out of four!
So maybe we really do have more confidence with our reserve team?