Kompany looks for big improvement in Man City away form

Kompany in action as Man City powered past Arsenal Photo: PA

Captain Vincent Kompany wants Manchester City to improve their away form after they showed their home prowess with a remarkable 6-3 Barclays Premier League win over leaders Arsenal.

The prolific strikeforce of Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo were again on target while Fernandinho struck twice and David Silva and Yaya Toure also got on the scoresheet.

Theo Walcott marked his first start since September with two fine goals to keep Arsenal in contention but Per Mertesacker's late header was mere consolation for a side ultimately well beaten.

City closed to within three points of the Gunners following the thumping win which took their home tally to 35 goals in eight games this season.

"I think at home we have proven that we are an incredibly tough team to beat and we can score goals of course," Kompany told BT Sport 1.

"It was a great game for the fans and it was just end-to-end and at times the tempo was frightening.

"We looked to be in control of the game for the most part of it and there were a lot of stand-out performances obviously from our team but collectively I think we've done incredibly well."

He added: "The biggest message is if we win the next game which is Fulham away.

"Those are the games that are very difficult for us. Home games we'd like to challenge anyone and like you see today it is a real fortress here."