The Gunners desperately need to drag themselves out of our disastrous run of away games, which has seen Arsenal get just one point out of our last five games on the road.
It is amazing we are still in touch with the Top Four race, but Unai Emery is well aware that we need to start playing with confidence away from the Emirates if we are going to stay in the race. He told Arsenal.com: “… I work over the criticisms of me, because I know that work in the present can change our way. How we are doing at home and away, we are with the possibility and the opportunity of taking the top four. But we know it’s not easy.
“One month ago, we were in the same situation and I think we are strong at home. I think we need to do better away. We started very well away, changing also our mentality to get more points away, but now we need to recover this confidence, to recover this performance and the next opportunity is Saturday against Huddersfield.
“We know that defensively we need to do better and it’s for all, the combinations, our best possibility with the defensive combinations. We’ve tried playing with three centre-backs and two centre-backs. We’ve won with three centre-backs and two centre-backs. We have to continue in our way with passion and also stay calm, but above all we must work hard and take a good feeling in training and then show it in the match.
“This week for example, we’ve had good days of training because the feeling of the players and their wish to work every day is good. I want to do the same on Saturday against Huddersfield. After that, we know we can win but if we cannot win it’s different. We need to be confident and take more confidence and continue working.”
To be honest, if we are not confident about playing Huddersfield then we really have no chance at all of staying in the Top Four. Surely this should be our confidence booster?