How was it possible that Arsenal did so well at home and sooo bad in away games last season? Let’s discuss!
The stats are absolutely amazing:
At home we only dropped 10 points from 19 games (47/57); away we dropped a whopping 41 points (16/57).
At home we finished 2nd and away we finished only 11th in the league.
We lost 11 of our away games and won just four, whereas at home we won 15 times, losing just two games.
Our good home record was achieved with still conceding a goal per game on average (20 in total). Luckily, we were prolific at home scoring 2.5 goals per game (54 goals in total) which was second best to MC (61). Arsenal scored nine more goals than Liverpool at home and 16 more than MU.
Yet, away we managed a paltry single goal per game on average (20 in total), whilst conceding an eye-watering 1.6 goals per game on average (31 in total). MC conceded just 13 and MU, Spuds and Chavs conceded around the 20-mark.
So what caused this polarisation in results home and away?
- Did we have a bunch of softees who buckled under the hostile away atmosphere?
- Or did we just not turn up in away games?
- Were the away tactics our weakness?
- Or was there another reason we did so badly away from home?