Arsenal have won just one of their last 7 away League games this season, and on Sunday they have to pick themselves up from back to back 3-0 losses to Man City this weekend when they travel down to Brighton for the early kick-off tomorrow afternoon.
In fact the Gunners have lost their last 3 games on their travels, to Swansea, Bournemouth and Tottenham and there is a total lack of confidence in the side, especially away from the Emirates, but Arsene Wenger is hoping that his side can change things against lowly Brighton although the Seagulls are unbeaten in their last six matches.
When Arsene was asked to comment on our woeful away form, he replied. “Yes, certainly yes [there’s an issue with our form on the road]. That’s down to us to change it,”
“I’m always ready for a fight. I’m of course very disappointed but I’ve experienced these situations before.
“I’ve faced difficult situations in my life and [experience] helps to deal with that. [It is down to] experience and a desire to change things, and to continue to help the team.”
Our slump in away games needs to change quickly, as Arsenal have to travel to Milan for the first leg of our Europa League tie just four days after Brighton, but Wenger will have to decide whether to rest some of his stars to keep them fresh for the only trophy we still have a chance of winning, but the Boss didn’t sound keen on taking any chances. “The game after always has an input, and you always have that in your mind when you play so many games one after another,” Wenger said.
“But I think we are in a situation where we first have to try to win the next game rather than make these calculations.”
It will be very interesting to see if Wenger plays his best team on Sunday and saves his rotations for Milan, or is he likely to play his first team in both games? Will he keep his “desire to change things” for Thursday?