Bould voices concerns
Steve Bould says Arsenal are lacking in confidence and look jaded since returning from the international break but cannot explain why.
Arsenal were not at the races as they lost 1-0 at Norwich on Sunday and struggled again on Wednesday evening as Schalke inflicted a 2-0 Champions League defeat on them at the Emirates Stadium.
The back-to-back defeats have set alarm bells ringing and the fact that the Gunners struggled to create chances against the German side is the biggest concern.
Bould is convinced Arsenal can turn things around but admits he is at a loss to explain their dip in form.
"We haven't played anything like we can - that was the big disappointment," Bould admitted. "We haven't performed and we lacked confidence, for whatever reason.
"It's a tough competition and Schalke are a good side who beat Dortmund at the weekend. They're doing really well and a 0-0 would have delighted us. We looked like we were going to get away with it for a long time.
"We looked jaded - I don't why that is. Since coming off the international break we haven't performed. We were very sharp against West Ham but since returning from the internationals we've been jaded."
Next up for the Gunners is bottom of the table Queens Park Rangers at home on Saturday, when nothing other than a convincing victory will appease the fans.