Arsene Wenger has admitted that we’re more suited to playing away from home at the moment after we failed to get off the mark once again in the clash against Liverpool on Monday night, the Daily Mail reports.
After drawing a blank against the Reds, we have no failed to score in five of our last six home games, dating back to our goalless draw against Chelsea in April.
It seems as though there is a mental block within the team in front of our own crowd and having dropped five points already on our own patch, we certainly cannot expect to challenge for the Premier League with that sort of record.
Also, Wenger’s latest admission will not help matters after he claimed we’re more comfortable when playing away from home.
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“Our results away from home have goalscoring opportunities and the finishing percentage has been higher recently, yes,” Wenger stated when asked whether we’re better suited to away games.
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We may have still have 35 games to play, but only 17 of those are home games and every title-winning side over the past decade has had a near-perfect home record.
Chelsea didn’t lose a single game at home last season and only Manchester City, Southampton, Burnley and Liverpool came way from Stamford Bridge with any points.
A return to our home form is vital for the confidence of the side this season.