Arsenal secured the three points yesterday with a 5-2 win over Everton, lifting our side back into fifth place in the Premier League table.
Our league position is flattering considering the victory at Goodison Park was only our first away win of the campaign after five attempts, and that kind of record will stop us from earning a place in the top four should we fail to put it to bed.
We had only mustered up one goal in our previous four Premier League away days this term, and you would hope that the hoodoo was now over, although with the Etihad next on our schedule it will be tough to immediately build on that win.
Aaron Ramsey has called for our side to strengthen the home form this season, but he couldn’t help but highlight the importance of the win over the Merseyside club yesterday.
‘We need to make the Emirates a fortress,’ Wales international Ramsey said.
‘We’ve won every game there so far this season.
‘Hopefully we can continue that and pick up more away wins as well and I’m sure we will go right to the end.’
On Arsenal’s fine performance on Merseyside, Ramsey added: ‘We needed that, like you said it was our first away win of the season, we scored a few goals as well.
‘Even though they’re not on the best run at the moment, it was always going to be quite a dangerous game because they needed a performance as well.
‘It was important for us to match them from the beginning and we did that – full credit to the guys, we deserved that in the end.’
Does our away form look like it could be a long-term problem? Do we need to go to the Etihad with confidence?