Almunia eyes away improvement
Manuel Almunia believes Arsenal need to improve their away form if they are to claim the Premier League title.
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 26/12/07 12:12pm
Manuel Almunia believes Arsenal need to improve their away form if they are to press on and claim the Premier League title.
The Gunners have slipped up of late away from the Emirates after firstly being held at Newcastle before crashing to a surprise 2-1 defeat to Middlesbrough.
Arsene Wenger's side bounced back from their away blip with home wins over Chelsea and Spurs, although it is form on their travels that Almunia now wants to rectify.
Arsenal have tricky trips to Portsmouth and Everton on the horizon and the Spanish keeper knows results at those venues will prove whether they have what it takes to scoop the title.
"We are not playing too well now, but we have taken three points against Spurs at the weekend," stated Almunia.
"I think we have to improve away from home because now we have two consecutive games which are very, very difficult, Portsmouth and Everton.
"And, after those two games, we will show how strong Arsenal are and what Arsenal can win this year.
"The season is long, but at the moment, we have played 18 games and we are at the top and that means something.
"I think Arsenal are doing many things well and every time we win we have to believe in ourselves."