Incredible reason why Arsenal were pictured with huge clock in Fulham dressing room revealed
THE incredible reason why the Arsenal squad were pictured with a clock in the Fulham dressing room has been revealed.
The Gunners stormed to victory at Craven Cottage to strengthen their title hopes with Leandro Trossard assisting all three goals.
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Arsenal’s victorious squad and their staff took a morale-boosting photo in the away dressing room after full-time.
But fans quickly noticed Trossard and two of the coaching team were holding a familiar-looking clock.
The object is a smaller replica of the giant clock that towers over the Clock End of the Emirates Stadium.
It was installed at Arsenal‘s new ground in 2010 having previously been an iconic part of Highbury before the club moved home.
The Mail report that the clock is being brought on away trips as part of a wider psychological strategy.
Arsenal are attempting to make away dressing rooms less alien and more homely for the players.
Along with carrying their famous clock around, the club are also carrying around wall stickers of the Arsenal badge and the official squad photo to place on away dressing room walls.
It is not clear how long the club have been pursuing this plan but it appears to be doing the trick so far.
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The Gunners have won 11 of their 14 away games this season and have picked up seven more points on the road than title rivals Manchester City.
But they have some daunting trips on the cards that could define whether they manage to land the title.
Along with a mouth-watering clash with Man City at the end of April, Mikel Arteta‘s side also have to go to Anfield in the same month.
Sandwiched between those games is a London derby against West Ham at the London Stadium, while May presents away days at top four-chasing Newcastle and relegation-battling Nottingham Forest.