Arsenal have not won any of their last five away Premier League matches and coach Unai Emery has expressed his concern after the latest setback away at Westham.
In a game of few chances, Arsenal did not only concede again, this time they could not even score a goal to at least salvage a draw, as their normally reliable attack couldn’t bail them out.
19 year-old Declan Rice’s 48th-minute goal condemned the Gunners to a fifth consecutive away match without a win – including three losses in that spell.
Arsenal’s coach, Emery, was reminded of the telling stat after the Westham loss and this is what he said:
“It is disappointing, it is a concern. We need to be competitive both home and away. Away we are not taking the results we want.
“We had to do more today to impose ourselves. If we can be better in the 90 minutes – competitive and quality, we can do it.
“We lost the ball a lot in the middle. We could improve in the second, but their goal changed the game. They did good work in defence.”
With this result, Manchester United, who have a tough game away to Tottenham, Arsenal’s local rivals, have a chance to go level on points with a win in North London.
This didn’t look likely just three weeks ago when United trailed Arsenal by 8 points under Jose Mourinho.