Arsenal needs to find a cure for their away-day blues urgently.

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Arsenal has made significant progress under Mikel Arteta and there is no doubt that the Spaniard has changed the performances of our players, but our away form under the Spaniard needs to improve if we’re to progress in the standings.

We have played two away games under Arteta and both games have ended in draws, the last one would probably have ended in a win if Pierre Emerick Aubameyang had played till the end.

Nevertheless, we will play the next few games without the Gabonese attacker and we have to keep the wins coming whether we’re playing at the Emirates or away.

After welcoming Sheffield United to the Emirates at the weekend, Arsenal will play three consecutive games away from home.

Two of those matches (Chelsea and Burnley) will be league games and we cannot keep on dropping points on the road in the second half of the season.

We will also play Bournemouth away in the FA Cup and Olympiacos away when the Europa League resumes next month.

While our goal is to finish inside the top four, winning the Europa League could become our route back into Europe, and losing an FA Cup game at struggling Bournemouth would damage some of the momentum we have built so far.

Probably the most effective way of putting our away day blues to bed once and for all is to beat a top-six team on their own ground and I have confidence we will do just that at Chelsea. That is the big test.

Updated: January 13, 2020 — 5:53 pm

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  1. When playing away:

    – Every player has to be combative to help his teammates
    – We can’t afford to miss a lot of chances
    – The wide players should try to get to the byline, rather than losing the ball when trying fancy tricks

    The next away game will be tough, because Lampard has beaten Arteta at the Emirates and Chelsea almost beat Man City at the Etihad when Arteta was still working with Guardiola. I hope Maitland-Niles and Kolasinac would be fit for that game

  2. I dont know how true it is but I read that we’ve scored 12 away goals in the league this season and auba alone has scored 9 of those. And I also read that Lacazette hasn’t score an away goal in the league since February last year. If this is true then we are seriously in trouble.

  3. I’m beginning to think Eddie Howe and Sean Dyche are on borrowed time.
    After watching Watford despatch Bournemouth with ease yesterday, surely we can’t go there and not be in the draw for the next round??
    I believe top 4 is out of reach, so this season is a write off, as far as that goes. Although I’d love to throw a spanner in the works and take points off of a team we’re not expected to!

    We’ll just have to take it one game at a time… Saturday won’t be easy.. but if we pick up some points (🙏) Surely that’ll up our confidence a little.

    1. I’m definitely with you on that

      1. A good run in the FA Cup and EL – lovely jubbly hey, Sue 😁

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