Arsenal have yet to keep a clean sheet this season and even against European minnows like FC Vorskla, lapses in concentration cost us two goals.
It’s a worry for Unai Emery in spite of the fact his team has won four game in a row, and he’s outlined how he sees his side making improvements at the back.
Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League clash with Everton at the Emirates, the boss revealed his thinking about where we can get better defensively.
“First, the confidence with our defensive players,” he said. “Second, working tactically to be more compact. But not only for the defensive players but for the whole team, the whole 11.
“With this process I think we also need time, but it’s our first disappointment from the first games of the season. We need to improve this.
“There are different things,” he continued. “For example in the match against Newcastle we didn’t concede a lot of chances, and the goal that we conceded in the last minute is something we can work on.
“It’s something where we can give them the mentality so that it doesn’t happen again. I think this match is a good example of how we have improved in this.
“Yesterday [against Vorskla] was different because after we scored four goals, the team relaxed a little and conceded one or two goals.
“One was a mistake, but I think we have the solution and the first chance we have to prove that is against Everton on Sunday.
“It’s very important and our objective to improve in the defensive moments.”
Let’s see what tomorrow brings. First things first, we have to win, but it would be a genuine boost to shut out the opposition – in particular former Gunner Theo Walcott on his second return to the Emirates.