Arsenal’s easy run-in? by Dan Smith
I heard some Gooners suggest that after the Man United fixture Arsenal have a kind run in, on the season’s home straight. Yet it’s not United who worry me, not at the Emirates, it’s our away form which needs to improve if we are to finish in the top 4.
While not as shocking as Arsene Wenger’s final campaign, 3 out of our 5 wins on our travels have been against those in the relegation zone, the other 2 at Newcastle and Bournemouth. I certainly wouldn’t look at trips to Wolves, Leicester, Everton, Burnley or Watford as straight forward. We certainly would need to show up with the right attitude, something we didn’t do at West Ham, Palace, Brighton, Southampton, etc. In fact, Huddersfield was our first victory on the road since November.
So, to suddenly think away dates involving those in mid table and above too be straight forward would be naive.
We are not a good enough team to take anything for granted and will need to be at our best to win those matches.
That’s what will decide if we are back in the Champions League, not United but our away form.
Arsenal’s remaining away fixtures…….
Can we really win all of those?