Arsenal continued their shaky start to the Premier League season as two second-half own goals helped Blackburn secure a 4-3 win at Ewood Park.
Having beat Swansea last weekend in an unconvincing performance, Arsene Wenger’s side looked to be course for victory at half-time as Gervinho and Mikel Arteta gave them a 2-1 lead heading into the break.
However, the Gunners’ age-old defensive problems returned to haunt them as two goals from Ayegbeni Yakubu and own goals from Alex Song and Laurent Koscielny put Blackburn 4-2 up.
Substitute Marouane Chamakh ensured a nervous finish for Rovers when he headed in Robin van Persie’s cross to pull one back for Arsenal on 85 minutes, but the home side hung on for their first win of the season.
The defeat leaves Arsenal with four points from five games, just two points above the relegation zone, and eight points behind leaders Manchester United, who face Chelsea on Sunday.
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