Out of 14 away games in the League this season Arsenal have won just 3 of them, against Everton, Burnley and Crystal Palace, and this has contributed massively to our lowly position in the table. Arsene wenger is naturally worried about this in the run up to another away match at in-form Brighton & Hove Albion. “I’m concerned because traditionally it was our strong point, away from home,” he said. “This season, we have not produced the results that we usually produce.
“It is a concern, of course, but we are in a position where we don’t have to think too much – we have just on the day to turn up and win the game.”
That is easier said than done, as losses to Swansea, Watford, Bournemouth and Stoke testify, and Wenger also thinks that our recent games have seen us drop in confidence even further. “[Our past two results] have taken out confidence and brought big disappointment,” Wenger said. “In football, as I said yesterday, you lose confidence very quickly and you regain it very slowly.
“You have to always show that kind of strength not to give in. In organisations when big kinds of disappointments come, they divide and they split. Our experience has to help us to stay together and focus on the next games.
“Of course [we have a point to prove] – you quickly want to gain confidence back, because we play at Brighton and after that, we play straight away in the Europa League. They are difficult games and you want to respond as quickly as possible.”
It is a well-known fact that Arsenal can often win games that they are expected to lose, so we simply have to hope that the Gunners wake up tomorrow and smell the coffee. They need a performance like never before with now a 13 point gap to Tottenham in 4th and Burnley creeping back up on us from 7th place.
Can we suddenly find our confidence again?