Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has accused his teammates of having a bad attitude this after their Wednesday night 1-1 draw against Southampton.
There has been pressure piling up on Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta after a spate of poor results but according to Leno, the Spaniard was not to be blamed after the team went winless in their sixth consecutive Premier League game.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the Southampton game, Leno said: “you look at the way we were running around on the pitch at times, then the players are the only ones to blame.
“The attitude is bad, the discipline is lacking and we have no self-confidence. There are many factors at play here. We have addressed this very clearly internally and everyone agrees that we have to change this very quickly.”
Leno further added his voice to the kind of indiscipline in the team that has seen them pick two red cards in their last two games.
“We're getting red cards, making mistakes, standing out of position. These are things that we have clearly addressed a thousand times. In the end, it's a lack of focus on the part of the players.
“The coach is not an issue in the dressing room, there is no criticism of him. We criticize ourselves and the players know that they are responsible,” the German added.
In the game, Arsenal fell to their former player Theo Walcott scored, before Aubameyang ended his goal drought with the leveller; a goal that proved to be vital for the home side.