Jamie Redknapp: Arsenal’s Poor Away Form Down To Lack Of Quality At Emery’s Disposal

By The Editor
on 8th April 2019

Jamie Redknapp feels Unai Emery is making the best with what he’s got…


Jamie Redknapp believes that our wretched away form is down to a lack of quality available to Unai Emery after we suffered yet another defeat on the road against Everton, Sky Sports reports.

Our top four hopes rest on our ability to recover our poor away form over the past 18-months and with five of our final seven games taking place away from the Emirates, Goodison Park was the first stop.

To put it simply, the team didn’t turn up. It was a disastrous performance from all the players involved and one struggles to remember a clear chance we had in the game.

Defensively, a long throw was inevitably our downfall, though the hosts could’ve added to the lead in the second half as we chased an equaliser.

For Redknapp, he stated that blaming Emery is unfair given that he doesn’t have the required quality to fix Arsenal’s away form.

“You look at the two home games, I think they’ll take care of themselves,” the former Liverpool midfielder said.

“They’ve got to find a way of getting two or three away wins. Look, they can still qualify through the Europa League as well, but that’s gonna be tough.

“I think there’s been so much progression under this manager so I loathe to be too critical, I think he’s done so well and they do look a different side.

“As much as you’ve got to have more intensity when you play away from home, I think it needs a bit more quality as well, and that’s what he needs to bring in next season.”

Emery is certainly within tight financial constraints, but that doesn’t fully explain some of our performances away from home. For example, we’re the only side in the Premier League yet to keep a clean sheet away from home – that’s atrocious.

The Spaniard seems stuck when picking a team to play on the road with a switch to a back four immediately leaving us completely bare at the back.

He needs to sort it out, and quick!