Wenger concerned by Arsenal’s shocking away form

Arsenal’s away day blues continued yesterday as Arsene Wenger’s side slipped to a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Newcastle.

The Gunners have only won three games away from home all season, which is their worst run of form in almost 40 years.

Speaking to the BBC after yesterday’s game Wenger admitted that his sides form away from the Emirates is a problem.

“Of course it’s a concern.” The Frenchman said.

“Traditionally we are strong away from home. It has a subconscious weight in our mind.”

Wenger was also left frustrated when his side was denied a first-half penalty after a Jamaal Lascelles handball. The Gunners boss miraculously saw the incident for once, and laid into the Premier League for deciding not to introduce VAR next season.

“The referee is the referee. What you want is to help the referee, unfortunately the Premier League has decided not to go for VAR. I think that is a very bad decision.”  Wenger said.

“I believe with that decision we are behind the rest of the world.”

This latest poor result on the road means the Gunners are now just two points ahead of seventh placed Burnley, and may well have a fight on their hands just to qualify for the Europa League next season.

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