Wenger demands Arsenal response
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has pulled no punches with a forthright attack on his players' failings so far this season.
The north Londoners take on Shrewsbury in the Carling Cup third round on Tuesday off the back of a desperate 4-3 defeat by Blackburn in the Premier League - a result which leaves them one place above the bottom three.
It also means the Gunners have made their worst start to a season since 1953 and Wenger offered no excuses when attempting to dissect what has gone wrong.
Two own goals contributed to a shambolic day at Ewood Park and Wenger had little sympathy for his leaky defence.
Asked what lay behind the problems, Wenger said: "A lack of concentration, a lack of communication, a lack of co-ordination and individual urgency."
The Frenchman added: "The Blackburn game is very disappointing and frustrating. I must say that the disappointments and frustrations are huge.
"We feel that we have given this game away, not that we have lost the game. There is nothing worse in our job than having that feeling."
Japanese forward Ryo Miyaichi and fellow 18-year-old Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will make their full debuts for Arsenal against the Shrews, while new signing Ju Young Park will also be involved.