Brady: Arsenal problems at back, not up front

Date published: Thursday 1st October 2015 11:26

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Liam Brady says Arsenal “don’t have a problem” in attack but need to improve defensively following their Champions League defeat to Olympiacos.

Arsene Wenger was criticised for failing to sign a new centre-forward over the summer, but Brady believes it is at the other end of the pitch where his old club need to improve.

“We don’t have a problem in the forward area, not as much as people like to make out,” Brady told talkSPORT.

“Theo will play. He scored again last night and did really well for Sanchez’s goal.

“It think our defending, especially in set pieces, is where we really need to get better.

“We dominated the game, but we defended poorly from set-pieces and it cost us dearly.

“We lost a goal at Zagreb and two goals against Olympiacos to set-pieces. The first goal was bad last night, the ball coming into the box and players not really knowing what’s going on. The marking and concentration has got to be a lot better.

“If we get these things right the results will be more consistent and we won’t have this up and down situation we’re having at the moment.”

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