Arsene Wenger is confident that Arsenal will not make a habit out of losing their away games after moving into a winning position following the Gunners defeats at the hands of Bournemouth and Swansea. This will be put to the test as Arsenal now face a very tough trip to play against Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday.
Arsenal’s last Premier League game ended in a 5-1 victory over Everton at the Emirates Stadium. The Toffees arrived with hopes of causing an upset, but in reality, they were not ever given a sniff in the game as Arsenal tore them to shreds.
Aaron Ramsey bagged himself a hat-trick, while Laurent Koscielny and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completed the scoring on a fantastic day for the Gunners. Considering they had seemed so blunt in their previous games, the fact they were able to score five goals will have been incredibly pleasing for Arsene Wenger and his team.
The victory has allowed the side to move to within four points of next opponents Tottenham, with a win this weekend seeing that gap cut to a single point. However, a defeat would see this stretched to a seven-point chasm and one which they may not be able to bridge.
The Gunners’ away form has been something that will worry Wenger ahead of the game, with their last two matches away from the Emirates in the Premier League resulting in defeats against Bournemouth and Swansea.
However, on the subject of their form on the road, he told Sky Sports:”We have lost games with 75 per cent possession, at Swansea for example. At the start, it was linked with bad luck, bad decisions – I speak about Watford, West Brom. After that, you question your away form, and that can affect you”.
“We lost our last two away games, at Bournemouth where we were 1-0 up, at Swansea where we were 1-0 up. You look at the mistakes we made and I am quite optimistic we will not make them again”.
Arsenal will have to stifle the attacking ability of Harry Kane and co this weekend with Spurs looking to force their opponents into mistakes. Arsenal’s defence has been the area which has let the team down this season, and they will want to show they can be as good defensively as their attackers have been going forward.