Arsenal forward, Alexandre Lacazette, has lamented his side’s abysmal away record, admitting the Gunners feel “shy” while playing away from home. Unai Emery’s side have played some good football this season, but their breathtaking performances have largely stayed restricted to their home stadium — the Emirates.
They have been absolutely breathtaking at home, recording 14 wins, two draws, and one defeat, picking up a total of 44 points from 17 Premier League matches. Their record away from home, however, hasn’t been that impressive.
The Gunners have the 10th best away form in the division, winning just 5 of their 15 away games, losing 6. They have extended their horrendous Premier League away form into the Europa League as well, with Emery’s side enduring two away defeats to BATE Borisov and Rennes in the previous rounds.
With only a few games left to play in the Premier League, fans have been urging the top-four contenders to pick the pace on the road. But as things stand, it seems as if even their striker doesn’t have the answer.
Discussing Arsenal’s misfortunes on the road, Lacazette said: “At home we are more confident because the fans are behind us. Away we feel shy for some reason. I can’t explain it,” as quoted by Football. London.
“We are determined to play well in our next game away like we do at home. That’s important to finish the season well,” he concluded.