Petr Cech hopes that Arsenal have managed to escape their run of poor form on the road this season with their last-minute away win against Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday.
Although Arsenal’s trip to Burnley was never going to be easy considering their solid form at home, we kept fighting, improved as the match went on and finally got the breakthrough with a penalty seconds before the final whistle.
As a result, Cech is hoping that the Gunners have managed to shake off their tendency to be poor on the road and get back to winning ways away from home.
“We said that we wanted to carry on after the big win at home against Tottenham and we needed to back it up. Apart from the Everton win away, and a good [0-0] result at Chelsea, we haven’t been getting results away from home,” Cech said.
“But we got a big win here and now, hopefully, we’ve turned the corner in terms of the away games. We need to carry on with our home form and if we can get as many away points as well then we will climb up the table.
“We just showed that when we play on top of our game we are solid, organised and manage to stick to the plan, and if we do that we can win any game.
“But as I said, we have had a lack of consistency in games at times. We’ve switched off at times and we’ve paid for that in the away games particularly this season.
“But we work to our goals, try to improve in every game and we have to keep going like that.”
Arsenal’s next two matches are at home to Huddersfield and Manchester United before hosting BATE Borisov in the Europa League. Our home form is decent so hopefully we’ll get some solid results from those ties. However, the Gunners travel to St. Mary’s on 10 December to face Southampton, which is a ground we’ve always have trouble had. Especially around the festive period. That will prove to be a bigger test.
So far, the 1-0 win over Burnley this weekend was only our second league win on the road this season. Therefore, like Cech says, hopefully the three points at Turf Moor prove that if we dig in, keep fighting and remain consistent, we should be able to improve our away form.