The Gunners defensive home record has been a cause for concern throughout the campaign, with the North London side conceding a whopping 20 goals at the Emirates in the Premier League. Although their overall total number of goals conceded is just one less than table-toppers Manchester United (32).
To Arsenal’s credit their defensive record has started to improve having conceded just the one goal since their disappointing 2-1 defeat against rivals Tottenham last month.
And Arsenal No2 Steve Bould has had a big part to play in the shoring up of the defence.
“Everybody has realised that clean sheets win games a lot of the time.” Bould told the Sun.
“I’m hoping that the Tottenham defeat is the big turning point. We played really well on the day and I think we absolutely deserved more than we got.”
“Two defensive errors and we got punished by good players and that’s what happens.” he added.
Arsenal’s improved form however may just be too little too late as they face a major challenge to qualify for the Champions League, and have also made it an 8th year without winning any silverware.
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