Djourou demands home comforts
Johan Djourou knows Arsenal need to improve their home form ahead of Sunday's clash with Arsenal.
Last Updated: 30/04/11 1:38pm
Johan Djourou thinks that proving Arsenal are a better team than Manchester United would be the perfect way to address disappointing home form.
Arsene Wenger's team have fallen away from Premier League leaders United, who visit Emirates Stadium on Sunday, after winning just one of their last seven matches.
Arsenal have also failed to win in front of their home fans since defeating Stoke at the end of February and Djourou, wary of being overtaken in third position by Manchester City, knows that needs to change.
"We know our record at home has not been that great lately, because we drew too many games, but we want to put things in order at home," the defender told Arsenal TV Online.
"When Arsenal play our game, no-one can stop us so we have to keep going and fight for each other, to give everything, that is where the difference is.
"We have done well against the big teams at home, and United are a great team - but we just have to show everyone we are better than them."
Despite the criticism of another season which promised so much before failing to deliver, Djourou, 24, insists Arsenal deserve credit for having mounted any form of title challenge.
"People were not expecting us to be that close to the title this season," he said
"Of course we are looking for that trophy which everyone wants and deserves, but looking at the bigger picture to be in the Champions League every year is a good achievement because not many teams do that all the time."