Wenger not Worried About Arsenal’s Away Form

Published 05/02/2018, 3:48 PM EDT
The end of an era


Departing Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has faith that his side will triumph in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final against Atletico Madrid.

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The Gunners head to Spain on the back foot as they are behind on away goals. Not helping their cause is the fact that they have struggled on the domestic circuit this season.

However, Wenger is still confident that his boys will triumph. According to him, the players perform better in Europe. Backing up his claims are wins over BATE Borisov, Partizan Belgrade, Ostersunds FK and AC Milan respectively.

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Speaking at a press conference, Wenger said, “In the Premier League yes, in Europe no.

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“We have neglect a bit recently the Premier League away from home. Tomorrow is a game you have to focus on your performance, that is all.”

If Arsenal are to progress into the final, they must score at least one goal against Atletico Madrid.

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Amid talks of potential replacements for Wenger, the Frenchman has opted to ignore the rumour mill and concentrate on the task at hand. He was also wary of old adversary, Diego Costa. Wenger said, “In history he has shown he can make differences.”“It’s our job to keep him quiet, maybe the best way is to not play in our half and in the half of Atletico Madrid.

“It will be a game where we know exactly what to do. Our way to behave is clear. That is an advantage sometimes.”

Arsenal have played and lost all six of their away matches in the Premier League this year. However, Wenger expects that dismal run to end and not have any influence at the Wanda Metropolitano.

“In the Premier League yes [away form is a concern], in Europe no,” he said. “We have neglected a bit recently the Premier League away from home.

“This is a game you have to focus on your performance, that is all.”

 

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