Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, revealed that his strikers were responsible for their 3-2 loss to Southampton on Sunday.
Southampton’s Danny Ings made the most of the makeshift defence in the first half, twice giving his side the lead with his head.
Two goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan saw Arsenal twice draw level after Ings’ goals, once in the first half and once at the start of the second.
However, Charlie Austin’s late goal ensured Ralph Hasenhuttl picked up a crucial first win as Saints boss.
In a post-match conference, Emery said, “We lost. In the 90 minutes we had different issues.
“The second half we were better in the game, with the control and also creating more chances than them.
“With a small action they scored the third goal. They deserved it because they played with big motivation.
“Our game today was similar to what we played before, but the result was different.
think they worked well.
“Good news for Koscielny, good performance in 90 minutes.
“Xhaka played well, Lichtsteiner played well.
We conceded not a lot of chances but their efficiency today was good. We had chances to score more than two goals but didn’t score.
“The control of the game in 90 minutes was more for us than them.”