5 things which have gone wrong for Arsenal this season
Arsene Wenger mentioned at the beginning of the season that his aim was to attain automatic qualification for the Champions League. But with only 12 matches left, Arsenal find themselves stagnant at sixth position in the Premier League and possibly losing out on a spot for Europe's elite competition.
Needless to say, the title challenge has gone far beyond Arsenal's reach. Here are five things which went wrong for Arsenal this season.
#1 Arsenal's away form
The recent loss away to Swansea City goes to reflect how badly Arsenal's form on the road has been this season.
Since the turn of the year, Arsenal have not won a match away from the Emirates. They saw themselves falling out of the FA Cup campaign after losing to Nottingham Forest, drew at Stamford Bridge during the first leg of the semi-final match against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup and suffered losses against Bournemouth and Swansea City.
On the other hand, Arsenal's form at home has been their saving grace. Confident victories against Chelsea, Everton, Crystal Palace and many other clubs left Arsenal fans wondering, what exactly is the issue when Arsenal play away from home?
While other teams like Manchester City, Tottenham, Manchester United have secured victories on their trips away from home, Arsenal have slipped further behind, dropping way too many points.