A former player of Arsenal has expressed his disappointment with the way Arsenal began the match against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.
Arsene Wenger’s side had to pick the ball out of their own net just 44 seconds after kick-off as Edison Cavani headed home the opening goal for the home side.
A late strike from Alexis Sanchez spared their blushes in a 1-1 draw, but Cavani’s goal, which was the quickest Arsenal have ever conceded in a Champions League match, left many frustrated.
According to ex-Gunner Frank McLintock, who captained Arsenal’s double-winning 1970/71 squad, the early minutes at Parc des Princes were embarrassing to watch.
“The first half was a disgrace really,” McLintock told talkSPORT. “To get a goal as easy as PSG did… I couldn’t believe it. I was really disappointed by almost all of the first-half.
McLintock also suggested that Arsenal are bound to struggle this season if the starting line-up keeps being changed week after week.
“Hopefully we pick a better side for the next game, but if they continue in that vein…well, it’s not filling me with great confidence.” he added
“If Arsene Wenger thinks that’s the way forward, I don’t think we’ll get anywhere in the European Cup this season. And I don’t want to say this, but they’re not guaranteed to finish in the top four in the Premier League either.
“I try to measure my complaints about Arsenal because what Wenger has done in the past… but I don’t think it’s heading in the right direction at the moment.”