Gunners boss Arsene Wenger ripped into his struggling Arsenal team last night with some harsh words.
The Arsenal boss hopes to avoid a Carling Cup defeat and humiliation at home to Shrewsbury tonight with his side having let in 13 goals in just four matches.
When asked to explain the gunner’s nightmare defensive record, Wenger said: “A lack of concentration, a lack of communication, a lack of co-ordination and individual urgency.”
Own goals from Alex Song and Laurent Koscielny played a key part in Saturday’s 4-3 hiding at Blackburn.
Wenger also added: “When you score an own goal, you have to look at yourself. It is never completely out of your reach where you have no chance at all.
“Our season depends now on how well we respond to this disappointment and how quickly we can cut out the mistakes we made on Saturday by giving away goals that we should never give away.
“The Blackburn game was very disappointing and frustrating.
“I must say that the disappointments and frustrations are huge. We feel we gave that game away, not that we have lost the game. There is nothing worse in our job than having that feeling.”
Shrewsbury are bringing down 5,000 fans for the clash and Wenger has the following changes in mind.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who joined from Southampton in a deal worth up to £15m, makes his full debut. Japanese star Ryo Miyaichi and Ju Young Park, who arrived from Monaco will also feature in tonight’s setup.
Wenger finished off by saying: “We need to find the right mixture in this competition between keeping our faith in young players and winning the games.”