Mikel Arteta told BT Sport after Arsenal’s draw against Crystal Palace that his side’s defending was ‘unacceptable’.
The newly-appointed Gunners boss believed that Arsenal’s backline ‘completely switched off’ for Jordan Ayew’s goal.
‘Unacceptable’ seems a bit of a harsh take from Arteta but perhaps his comments will spark higher standards in defence – which would do the north London outfit a world of good.
Whilst there was no major defensive blunder in the build-up to the goal, it’s clear to see that Ayew – a player whose been on fire this season, was left completely unmarked by the Gunners.
Take a look at what the Spaniard has to say on his side’s performance below, courtesy of BT Sport:
"The first 35 minutes is exactly what I want our Arsenal team to play like." ?
"We switched off for their goal, it's unacceptable and I'm really upset with that." ?
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 11, 2020
Arsenal seemed to be quite unlucky against Roy Hodgson’s side this afternoon, the Gunners should work on being more clinical when they have a lead to extinguish their opponents chances of getting back into games.