Bernd Leno admits Arsenal’s away form must improve if they are to claim top-four spot

Bernd Leno admits Arsenal's away form must improve if they are to claim top-four spot

Arsenal need a dramatic improvement in their away form if they are to stand any chance of finishing in the Premier League’s top four this season, according to goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Arsenal dropped to sixth in the table following Sunday’s 3-1 defeat by Manchester City, which was their fifth loss away from home this season.

Unai Emery’s side have not won away in the league since a narrow victory over Bournemouth in late November but they remain within touching distance of the Champions League places thanks to an impressive run of results at the Emirates.

“I think we are still in a good position to go to the top four,” said Leno. “We still have big games and I think we need more away wins, because at home we play very good. We win many games at home, but I think to go into the top again we need more away wins.”

Arsenal’s recent troubles on the road are reminiscent of the difficulties they had under Arsene Wenger in the Frenchman’s final season as manager last year.

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