EXCLUSIVE: Reasons behind Arsenal’s dressing room ‘clock’ photo at Fulham are revealed… as part of an innovative plan to transform away dressing rooms
- Arsenal players and staff posed with a huge clock after their win over Fulham
- The Gunners produced an impressive display to maintain their five-point gap
- Sportsmail can reveal why the squad took a picture with the giant clock
Arsenal are taking their home comforts on the road in their bid to win the Premier League title for the first time since 2004.
The Gunners resorted their five point advantage at the top of the Premier League with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Fulham on Sunday afternoon.
After the game, a photo of the Gunners players holding a replica of the iconic clock that is positioned above the Clock End at the Emirates Stadium in the away dressing room at Craven Cottage emerged.
And Sportsmail can reveal the unexpected move is part of an innovative wider plan from within the Gunners squad to make away dressing rooms feel more like the Emirates.
In addition to the replica clock – wall stickers of the Arsenal badge and a poster of the official squad photo was also placed on the walls of the away dressing room at Craven Cottage to give it a more familiar feel.
Arsenal players posted with a replica of the iconic clock that is positioned above the Clock End at the Emirates Stadium in the away dressing room after their 3-0 victory against Fulham
The gesture was part of a plan to make their away trips in the league feel more like the Emirates
The iconic clock was installed at the Emirates Stadium in 2010, after previously being located outside the ground and also at the club’s former Highbury location for more than 70 years
The clock has symbolic significance in Arsenal’s history and graced the club’s former ground Highbury for more than 70 years.
In 2010 a larger replica of the iconic clock was installed at Emirates Stadium, with the original located outside the stadium.
Of Arsenal’s 11 remaining Premier League fixtures – five are away from home.
These include a tricky clash at Anfield on April 9, as well as what could potentially be a title decider at the Etihad against Man City on April 26.
Arsenal’s remaining away fixtures
Liverpool vs Arsenal (April 9)
West Ham v Arsenal (April 16)
Man City v Arsenal (April 26)
Newcastle v Arsenal (May 6)
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal (May 20)
Top four home record
Man City 34 points
Arsenal 32 points
Man United 30 points
Tottenham 30 points
Top four away record
Arsenal 34 points
Man City 27 points
Man United 20 points
Tottenham 18 points
Wall stickers of the Arsenal badge and a poster of the official Arsenal squad photo was also placed on the walls of the away dressing room to help give it a more familiar feel
Mikel Arteta will hope the unexpected move will help Arsenal in tricky away games to come – including Man City and Liverpool – as they look to win their first league title in 19 years