Arsenal fans lay into Wenger’s assessment of away form

Aside from their Europa League charge, Arsenal have had a dismal season as their race for the top four looks all but over.

On Sunday, Arsene Wenger and his team were dealt a blow when they were beaten 2-1 by Newcastle United at St James’ Park.

Alexandre Lacazette had put the Gunners ahead inside the opening quarter of an hour, but Rafael Benitez’s side performed a comeback thanks to goals from Ayoze Perez and Matt Ritchie.

The result means that Arsenal remain 13 points adrift of the Champions League spots with five games left to play.

Hopes of qualifying for next season’s elite competition are likely to hinge on whether they can go all the way in the Europa League.

While their form in Europe may be positive given that they have reached the semi-finals of the second-tiered competition, the struggle continues domestically.

In fact, Arsenal are the only club in England’s top four divisions that have not picked up a single point away from home in 2018.

After the match, while speaking to reporters Wenger admitted that he has not got the balance in the team right, and the fans were quick to criticise.