The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that his players should utilise the home advantage much better when they take on Swansea at the Emirates stadium this weekend. Arsenal come into this encounter on the back of a poor run of form that has left them five points behind the top four positions. It is no secret that Arsenal have made it a priority to finish in the top four more than winning a trophy. In this situation, Wenger is in desperate demand of a three point return from the weekend’s match against Swansea. Arsenal only managed a 1-1 draw with Everton during the midweek action.
In the meantime, Swansea managed a spectacular 3-1 win over highflying West Brom, which has boosted the confidence of Michael Laudrup’s team. Swansea come into the encounter with real opportunity to overtake Arsenal in the seventh position. The only advantage is that Arsenal have ahead of this match is the home advantage. Wenger has said that it is time the players started utilising this advantage much better. Arsenal have just one victory in the last five matches. This victory came at home in the Champions League against Montpelier. They are undefeated in the last four encounters at home.
“If you look at the Premier League at the moment we have played 14 games, eight away, and now we have played at the two Liverpool clubs and the two Manchester clubs. If we play well at home and get the results at home we have a chance to come back, that is our job now. We have rebuilt a new team, we have Jack Wilshere back and hopefully we can go from strength to strength,” said the Arsenal manager ahead of this match. Arsenal will now be having two straight home matches in the Premier league.