The good news for Arsenal fans is that our next Premier League game, and the last one before the next international break comes around, is going to be played at the Emirates Stadium. The fact that our visitors on Sunday will be newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion does not hurt but it seems to be more about the location for Arsenal recently.
While our away form so far this season has not been great, the Emirates Stadium is feeling something like a fortress and the last time we even dropped points there was back at the beginning of April when Man City came to town. The last team to beat us was Bayern Munich and the less said about that the better, but you can see why Aaron Ramsey thinks that our home form could be the platform to get us back in the title race proper.
As Metro reports, the Welshman was talking after our latest home win, in which he played pretty well again against West Brom and his comments and mentioning of the title race reflect the growing confidence around the club.
Ramsey said, ‘We want to make the Emirates a fortress. That’s three wins here now and we want to build on that.
‘We know our home form will be important in the title run-in. And playing away at top teams, we want to be a lot more organised, everyone was aware of their jobs defensively.
‘[Chelsea] was the type of performance we need away from home against the top teams.’
Arsenal move up to 7th and at least one of the sides above us will drop points at the weekend, with Chelsea playing Man City, so another home win will really send us into that break in a good frame of mind. The question is, can the Gunners build on the home form and really start looking the part?