After losing in our opening match of the season 2-0 to West Ham and later drawing 0-0 with Liverpool, it’s fair to say that our home form isn’t exactly tip-top right now.
Following our 1-0 win against Newcastle away in the league on Saturday, the boss admitted that the importance of a victory on their turf was huge.
St. James’ Park isn’t an easy ground to visit, at least not for us. Although the stats are highly in our favour, I can’t remember the last time we had an easy win there. Earning three points there is a decent achievement.
However, it’s at the Emirates where we’re dropping points.
I imagine it’s pretty unlikely for a team to have such a bad home record and only Wenger, and the team, know why this is happening.
Regardless, Wenger believes we can turn our home form around.
“[The win] was important,” he said. “We know we’ll turn it round at home so it was important mathematically not to drop points today, not to be too far from the top teams. It was important mentally as well because we dropped points at home. We had two different away games at Newcastle and Crystal Palace but we’ve got six points. That is very good.”
We now have an interlul to battle through and then our next match comes at home against Stoke City. By then, hopefully we’ll have worked out the kinks.