Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny says they were asleep in the first minute of their Champions League group stage game against Paris Saint-Germain as Edinson Cavani scored the opener.
The Gunners conceded an early minute goal in the draw with PSG and Koscielny, who was the captain on the night, was annoyed after the Uruguayan leaped high to convert Serge Aurier’s cross, making the visitors’ task of earning a result at the Parc des Princes considerably more difficult.
Arsenal however responded well in the second half after Arsene Wenger’s changes and Alexis Sanchez equalised but the Koscielny has called for the Gunners to start quicker moving forward.
“It’s a good point, we came here with ambition to get three points but when you start like this it’s hard to do that,” Koscielny was quoted by the Mirror.
“I don’t know what happened early on. We slept and we need to change this in the future. When you start 1-0 down it is difficult to win.
“Both teams played well and we are happy as either side could have won.”
The France defender also reserved some praise for Sanchez – who battled alone up front for an hour before Wenger made changes – and Ospina, who came in for Petr Cech for his first game of the season.
“Yes, Sanchez played well, we found him between the lines with Ozil.
“Both teams tried to play nice football, it was a good game. We are happy with the point.
“We play well with the ball and we put them under pressure. [We have to] just continue to play our football and philosophy and it will come.
“When you play your first game [of the season] it’s difficult, but it is his [Ospina’s] job. He has the quality to play for us.”