Arsenal slipped to an embarrassing 2-1 home defeat to Swedish minnows Ostersunds FK last night, in the second leg of their Europa League last 16 tie.
The Gunners were 3-0 up from the first leg so still progressed, but their first-half performance in particular was extremely poor.
After the game former Manchester United captain Roy Keane was scathing with his comments about Arsene Wenger’s side.
“Where do I start… I think Arsenal are a great example on how not to start a game of football. We can talk about being a shambles but they’re so slow out of the blocks – poor attitude.
“The manager summed it up. No energy, no desire, you’re looking for your senior players to lead by example.” Keane said.
Arsenal’s lacklustre first-half performance did not come as a surprise to many, as it is an issue that has plagued the Gunners over recent seasons – especially against top-six rivals in the Premier League.
Arsene Wenger’s men travel to Wembley this weekend to take on Pep Guardiola’s Man City in the EFL Cup final, and they will be aware that they will have to increase their performance levels by several notches, otherwise they will be soundly beaten.