Posted on September 26, 2017 by ADMIN

Has Arsenal’s home form let them down in recent years?

Aaron Ramsey has revealed that Arsenal are concentrating on their home form this season following a ‘fantastic’ display on Monday night.

The Gunners overcame West Brom 2-0 yesterday, although it was not as easy as the scoreline suggests.

We had to battle with the Baggies and would have to consider ourselves a little lucky to have made it to the midway point in the match with a 1-0 lead, and hardly looked likely to run away with the game in the second half either.

Ramsey has hailed his side’s result however, citing the importance of all three points with the pressure on from our rivals weekend’s results also.

Rambo said: “It was a fantastic performance by us tonight.

“After none of the results went for us at the weekend, we had to take full advantage of being at home, and we managed to do that.

“So it was important to get the win tonight. We want to make the Emirates a fortress, we have three wins here now and we want to build on that.

“We know what our qualities are, we know what we are capable of producing, it is just about producing that consistently.”

Arsenal can’t moan too much about our home form last season, winning 14 and losing only two of our 19 in the Premier League, with only Chelsea and Tottenham winning more, and our tally of wins at the Emirates was the joint-best in the division the previous season, but we could most certainly do better.

Interestingly both Manchester clubs had a worse home record than us in both of those campaigns, and they look to be the teams we will have to overcome if we are to top the table this season.

Do we need to better our tally of 14 wins from 19 to have a chance of topping the table? Could we go unbeaten at home this term?

Pat J

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6 thoughts on “Has Arsenal’s home form let them down in recent years?

  1. gotanidea

    With 3-4-2-1, Arsenal might be able to go unbeaten at home, because they will be safer from counterattacks and crosses with this formation. But using one extra defender and sacrificing one midfielder will affect their attacking performance.

    Ideally, they should use more dynamic tactics that could enable them to switch during the game. Manchester City and Barcelona have been using dynamic tactics with huge successes.

    Two skillful and wide forwards will prevent Chelsea’s defenders from building their attack from the back. Elneny will be a fallback for the adventurous and risky plays of Arsenal’s creative midfielders.

    Hence it’s better to use 3-5-2 when defending:

    …………………………Cech
    ……………………………↑
    …….← Koscielny…Mustafi…Monreal →
    ….↑………………………↑……………………..….↑
    Bellerin…Ramsey…Elneny…Sanchez…Kolasinac
    ….↓………….↓…………………..….↓……………↓
    …………← Welbeck………Lacazette →
    …………………..↓…………………↓

    That could easily be swapped to 4-1-3-2 when attacking:

    …………………….Cech
    ………………↑…………..↑……………
    Bellerin…Koscielny.↑.Mustafi…Kolasinac
    ….↓………………….↑…………………↓
    ….↓……………….Elneny…………….↓
    …….←Ramsey…Xhaka…Sanchez→
    ……………↓…………↓…………↓
    ……← Welbeck………Lacazette →
    ……………..↓…………………↓

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  2. Ack77

    A good home record is essential to make adequate title challenge. At least 15 win out of 19, at least 45 pts. Spurs away record was average last season but their phenomenal home record helped them. Plus making our home feel like a fortress will improve fan morale and pardon some awful away mistakes like Stoke and pool away.

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  3. ThirdManJW

    I think we need to start concentrating on our away form, more than anything! Played three away from home, won none, scored zero goals, and have already dropped a whopping eight points!

    Arsenal, and more specifically, Arsene, should be judged on difficult fixtures like L’pool, Chel, not the likes of Bournemouth, or WBA! We need to start winning these difficult fixtures!

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  4. Clive

    Home form is very necessary.
    Lossing at home to Watford last season was the reason we finished outside the top 4.

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  5. JJPawn

    “Arsenal can’t moan too much about our home form last season, winning 14 and losing only two of our 19 in the Premier League, with only Chelsea and Tottenham winning more, and our tally of wins at the Emirates was the joint-best in the division the previous season, but we could most certainly do better.”

    We should not lose ANY games at home. More than that we need to win 17 games at home, and tie with City and United. About 53 points.

    Then we need to win against most teams except for City, United, Chelsea, Spurs and Liverpool, given that we have lost to Stoke already. So win 12 away games at least for 36 points. 89 points would bring us to the top two or three.

    If the top six teams take points from each other, we have an outside chance of being first. However, that means our burden will have to be less with other tournaments.

    Should Arsene Wenger field weak sides with the European games and end up being knocked out, and force the attention of players and the club only on the EPL? That is what Cortez did… sort of by burning the ships.

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