Published: Sat, February 09, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Arsenal’s problems on the road are inside the players’ minds, says Emery

Arsenal’s problems on the road are inside the players’ minds, says Emery

"My first critic is always myself", he said. "I work over anything other criticism can do to me, the work in the present and future can change our way".

But Arsenal's FA Cup elimination means they can enjoy a free weekend before completing the tie in London, with February then ending with winnable home games in the league against Southampton and Bournemouth.

'I think they have good players with a good organisation.

The Gunners have won four games on the road so far since the Spaniard took charge last summer and have struggled away from the Emirates Stadium for some time.

His inconsistent performances and struggles with fitness this term are understood to have convinced Emery that letting him go in the next transfer window is the best option, though the Gunners will likely have to accept a reduced fee for the German global. He reported that Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were back in contention after knee and foot injuries while Laurent Koscielny and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had been ill but should be available.

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January signing Denis Suarez came on as a substitute during Arsenal's defeat at City.

The coach worked with Suarez while together at Sevilla and handed Suarez his debut off the bench during Arsenal's defeat to City.

"His adaptation to us and also on Sunday in 25 minutes, in the first days with us, is not with good performance", Emery said. "But already from the first day with us, he was already [giving a] good performance". The first is to think we need to win and after it's how we can win this match - (in terms of) preparing tactically and individually'.

"We know it's not going to be easy, that's for sure, because we are up against some great teams such as Chelsea and Manchester United but we need to try and stand firm as a team and battle in every game".

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