As ever, Unai Emery has one eye on the opposition as we look to get back on track against Southampton weekend.
The Gunners take on the Saints at the Emirates having last won a Premier League game on October 6th, with the visitors themselves in a funk and without a win since September 14th.
Recently beaten 9-0 at home by Leicester, the Arsenal boss acknowledges that Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side are struggling, but insists they’ve been more dangerous on the road this season than at St Mary’s.
“Every team is a very difficult team in the Premier League,” said Emery.
“I think they also need the points because they are now not in the best moment for them, but they are playing, I think, better away than in the matches at home.
“They are very competitive also, away. They lost 2-1 at the last moment against Manchester City, they won in Sheffield and also, they lost in the last moment against Tottenham.
“I think they are also going to very, very motivated to achieve that three points against us, but I think also we need to impose, to work, to show our game plan and our intensity against them in the 90 minutes on Saturday.”
In a Premier League table based on away games only, Southampton would be in 8th place on 7 points, despite having lost four of their last five matches. Arsenal would lie 13th on 5 points, so it’s going to be a big test for us to try and win against a team with scintillating form like that.