• Emery: ‘Teams are coming here and playing fearless against us’
• Arsenal host Eintracht Frankfurt in Europa League on Thursday

Unai Emery admits that the Emirates Stadium has lost its fear factor as away teams scent blood against an Arsenal side that the head coach accepts is low on confidence.

Arsenal host Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Thursday on the back of six winless games and three consecutive home draws, with Wolves and Southampton comprehensively outshooting them in the most recent two. It is a far cry from last season, when their home form effectively offset a mediocre away record, and has contributed greatly to the growing pressure on Emery – who strongly hinted that Granit Xhaka will return to the side on Thursday.

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