From Dinamo Zagreb to Saturday’s game against Leicester City, Arsenal haved faced for away games in just 10 days.
Defeats at Zagreb and Chelsea were a setback after the team had started the season with away wins at Crystal Palace and Newcastle United, but Arsène Wenger is hoping the win at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night rekindles our away form.
Right now the focus is improving at the Emirates Stadium, because our ability to consistently get results away from home has been very impressive over the last year.
“It is difficult but I must say that our away record has been great,” the Arsenal manager told the media on Friday. “We do not go into these games feeling that we have too much of a handicap because we have done extremely well away from home.”
Last season the Gunners picked up 22 points from the last 30 available on the road, which gives the side a huge platform to build on.
Hard-fought victories at Selhurst Park and St. James’ Park make up six of Arsenal’s 10 Premier League points at this early stage of the season, and Wenger wants the team to build on there good recent record at Leicester City.
Two defeats in a week were hard to take but came with the team down to 10 or even nine men, before Wednesday’s north London derby lifted the mood at the club.
“If you look at our results away from home, they are among the best and I think we have been the best away from home. That shows we have the mental qualities. In these two games we played with 10 men under very unfortunate circumstances.”
Leicester are next in our sights, but have only lost once in their last 10 Premier League home games. That defeat came last season at the hands of eventual champion’s Chelsea.
It’s a formidable run, but one the Gunners go into Saturday with huge aims of breaking.