by Tony Attwood
Arsenal have now finally improved on last season’s awful away record. Here’s the current table for away games only
Five wins and three draws, which compares with the final tally for last season away from home when we ended up at the level of Newcastle.
Four wins four draws in the 19 away games last season.
However this improvement is not at the level that Untold proposed could be used to get us back to the top four. The idea we put forward was that a return to the away form of earlier years while maintaining the current home form, was all that was needed to secure that top four finish. That of course would not be enough to win the league, but it would take us back to the Champions League and thus earn extra money that might be given back to the club by the owner, to buy more players.
And since the home form last season, and indeed this season, showed that we could actually play football and win matches, there was surely no reason why we couldn’t do it at home and away at levels previously achieved.
But it seems not. 2017 was not the best of away forms, but it was certainly a lot better than what we have now.
And indeed we have to go back to 2016 to find a decent away form. Not good enough for the title of course but good enough to secure top four.
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So why is it we have maintained our home form, but not the away form that we had in2015/16 which took us to the second place in the league?
I don’t know, but I don’t think the answer is bad defenders – if that were the case we would have poor home and away form, not good home form and poor away.
You tell me.
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