Arsene Wenger has admitted his team lacked the fight to beat Everton.
The Gunners were humiliated for a second time on Merseyside, going down 3-0 this afternoon.
Afterwards, Wenger said:
"Was there a lack of fight? You could say that. It is a massive worry to lose a game like that.
"We have to analyse it well and come back with a different attitude, with more personality and stronger challenges. We have to go back to basics.
"Everton were better, sharper and deserved to win. The only time we looked like coming back into the game was in the second half, then we gave an easy goal away. Then that was it.
"It will be difficult to finish in top four but first we have to focus on the quality of our performances.
"I wouldn't question the spirit of this team but we have lost something on the confidence front. We looked disjointed when we had to run after the score. The other big defeats away from home have taken some of the charisma from this team."Arsenal sit fourth in the Premier League, a point clear of Everton who have a game in hand on Wenger's side.