Arsenal’s appalling away form
Arsenal have been at the centre of everybody’s attention for the past few weeks.
Arsene Wenger announced he was leaving the club after 22 years in charge whilst the club are currently having their worst season since 1982/83.
Arsenal have been absolutely atrocious on the road this season, winning just three matches; at Everton, Burnley and Crystal Palace.
In 2018, Arsenal are the only club in England’s top 4 divisions who are yet to pick up a single point on the road.
Arsenal’s North London rivals, Tottenham, would actually be top of the table if only away league matches this year had counted.
Is North London white?
Reddit user pippy64598 has drawn up how the away league table would look for 2018 and it’s rather strange.
Tottenham: the alternative Champions
It seems that Tottenham are top of every single alternate table.
The top 5 would retain their places but in different orders whereas Arsenal, who are 6th in the actual standings, would drop down all the way to 20th.
Spurs have lost just one match away from home in 2018. That defeat came at the Hawthorns last week before West Brom were relegated just 3 days later.
Southampton, who look to have survived relegation by the skin of their teeth, have the 8th best away record in 2018.
Despite scoring just one goal on the road this year, Watford have picked up more points than the Gunners.
Arsenal have one last chance to pick up some away points before the end of the season as they travel to Huddersfield for Arsene Wenger’s last ever match in charge.
Where do Arsenal need to improve?
Arsenal’s new manager will have plenty to resolve.
The Gunners’ defence has been absolutely appalling this term and it is vital that the new manager brings in a new goalkeeper and some new defenders.
But, most importantly, Arsenal must turn their away form around if they are to have any hope of finishing in the top 4 let alone regaining the title that they last won in 2004.