Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta questioned the heart and bravery of his players following the 3-0 loss to Liverpool at the weekend, and he was right to do so.
However, the Spaniard’s defensive setup also played a big part in the Gunners slumping to their sixth home defeat of the season. It doesn’t send the right message to your players when you ask them to sit so deep.
There is the sense that some of the first-team squad already had one eye on the Europa League, but even if that was the case, having just three shots against the Reds at the Emirates is unforgivable.
Press the next page as we look at five things we learned from the defeat on Saturday.