Cech: Arsenal away form hard to explain

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 17/04/2018

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Arsenal's first choice goalkeeper Petr Cech says he cannot comprehend why Arsenal are making too many mistakes in away matches and that it is difficult to pinpoint the reason behind their slump on the road.

The Gunners' seven-match unbeaten run came to an end at Newcastle United as they were beaten 2-1 in the Premier League on Sunday.

The result means Arsene Wenger's team who are now focused on winning the Europa League to secure Champions League football next season are now virtually certain of missing out on a top-four finish for the second consecutive season.

"It is very difficult to explain why because, until last season, we were one of the best teams in terms of the away record -- but somehow it has completely reversed this season and we don't seem to find the answer for it.

"When you commit so many team mistakes, away or home, you get punished, and Sunday proved that.

"Of course you try to address that, but clearly the same things are happening. We don't do these mistakes -- the team mistakes -- when we play at home. Unfortunately, it has affected our results."

Arsenal have not picked up a point outside of the Emirates Stadium in 2018 with just three away League victories all season — at Everton, Burnley and Crystal Palace.