Yet again Arsenal continue to look like amateurs when they play away at lower level sides, especially our defence, who are only consistent at carelessly giving the ball away. The Gunners have won only 3 away games this campaign, and would you believe that only 5 teams in the whole division have conceded more away goals than us, and one of those is Liverpool! The only difference is that Liverpool have scored more than twice as much as us on the road, which is why they are now 8 points above us in 4th place.
It is a certain fact that if you used the Pinnacle VIP code 2018 to get the best prices for teams playing at home against Arsenal this season, you would already be a very rich man, and so it proved again last night as the Swans were a massive 6.50 to win. An incredible price when you look at Arsenal’s dismal away form….
Understandably Arsene Wenger was very, very disappointed with our performance against Swansea, which he made clear, but he seems to be totally at a loss on how to explain it. “I would say Swansea won decisive duels offensively and defensively, which is what we didn’t do.” he said. “On top of that we made unusual, massive mistakes, that was the killer. They have a kind of game that gives you problems because they play very deep, very disciplined and that’s why I think the turning point of this game was when we were 1-0 up. [We were] absolutely guilty to concede the goal straight away, we have no rational explanation for the way we gave away the goal straight away. They were happy with the 1-1, it was down to not making a mistake, but overall we were not convincing offensively or defensively and in the end we lost the game.”
So what does he think the reason was for yet another poor showing away from home? “I don’t put it down to anything,” Wenger continued. “You make mistakes, you make mistakes, it is not always a rational explanation behind it apart from the fact that maybe it highlights the whole lack of quality of concentration that we lacked tonight.”
What is so strange about our away form is that at home we are second only to Man City in the goalscoring department. How can we be so great at home but so rubbish away? Wenger said: “Maybe after a while it becomes a confidence problem as well, but overall it’s easy to put it down to confidence and tonight it’s very difficult to find a rational explanation behind our performance.”
Well we have ascertained that we can’t find a ‘rational explanation’ for ANOTHER away game filled with mindless errors, so can anyone suggest a few irrational reasons?