EPL: Unai Emery reveals how he is fixing Arsenal’s away form


Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has revealed that he held meetings with his squad this week at London Colney, as they try to solve their awful away form.

The Gunners have won just two games on their travels in 2019 in all competitions, beating only Huddersfield and Blackpool outside of the capital.

They slumped to yet another away defeat last weekend, going down 1-0 at Everton, losing their spot in the top four in the process.

And with four of their remaining six Premier League games away from the Emirates, Emery is well aware that his side have to turn their poor form on their travels around quickly, if they want to finish in the Champions League places.

Arsenal head to Watford on Monday night, a ground they lost at last season and Emery has spoken about finding solutions.

“We were speaking in the dressing room about how we can fix our problem.

“We spoke a lot about that and what we need to win, to improve, to create. We need sometimes patience, patience to create and improve the spirit.

“We can be critical of ourselves for our away performances but also knowing that with consistency in our mentality we can create and build up better performances away and I’m sure we’re going to find it.

“Each match is a big challenge for us to be competitive and be closer to the result for us,” the Spaniard told Sky Sports.

Emery added: “I think we are consistent this season but if we need to improve something, it’s our away form.

“But away, we have examples of when we can play with a good performance. We are going to try each match to do that.

“On Monday we are going to fight a lot because they [Watford] are going to push a lot. They are in a good moment, they are going to play in the final of the FA Cup against Manchester City and against us they are going to play with a big ambition to beat us.

“In the Premier League, if we win we can continue in fourth in the table and I think we must show everybody we can finish in this position, but knowing it is going to be very difficult and the difficulty is Monday against Watford.”