Kieran Gibbs, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Yossi Benayoun scored their first goals for Arsenal as they came from behind to beat Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury took a first-half lead through a James Collins header while Mark Wright earlier struck the post.

But Arsenal were level when Gibbs headed home Carl Jenkinson's cross.

After the break Oxlade-Chamberlain put Arsenal ahead when his 25-yard shot squirmed under Ben Smith before Benayoun converted from close range.

The result was welcome relief for beleaguered Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, whose side have made their worst start to a season since he arrived at the club.

And it looked like there was more misery to come for Wenger when the Gunners went behind after Shrewsbury got their reward for early pressure.

Having earlier struck the post through Wright's stabbed shot, Shrewsbury took the lead when Collins rose above a static Arsenal defence to head the League Two side into a deserved lead after 16 minutes.

The visiting side should have doubled their lead but Reuben Hazell headed wide when it looked easier to hit the target.

But Arsenal equalised just after the half-hour as Gibbs headed home from deep inside the penalty area for the home side.

Arsenal went ahead on 58 minutes through a bullet from the impressive Oxlade-Chamberlain.

There looked to be little danger when the 18-year-old former Southampton trainee collected the ball 25 yards out, but he promptly drilled a low strike under Smith.

With 12 minutes left, Benayoun made the tie safe when he swept home from close range following good work on the right side of the Shrewsbury penalty box by young substitute Oguzhan Ozyakup.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Arsenal

  • 21 Fabianski
  • 20 Djourou
  • 25 Jenkinson
  • 28 Gibbs
  • 49 Miquel
  • 15 Oxlade-Chamberlain (Aneke - 90' )
  • 26 Frimpong (Ozyakup - 77' )
  • 30 Benayoun
  • 39 Coquelin
  • 09 Park Chu-Young (Miyaichi - 71' )
  • 29 Chamakh

Substitutes

  • 59 Martinez
  • 37 Boateng
  • 34 Aneke
  • 53 Ozyakup
  • 56 Yennaris
  • 31 Miyaichi
  • 55 Watt

Shrewsbury Town

  • 25 Smith
  • 02 Grandison
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 12 Hazell
  • 18 Goldson
  • 04 McAllister Booked (Richards - 72' )
  • 07 Wright
  • 08 Wroe
  • 16 Ainsworth (Taylor - 78' )
  • 09 Collins (Bradshaw - 72' )
  • 10 Morgan

Substitutes

  • 01 Neal
  • 11 Leslie
  • 14 Richards
  • 21 Male
  • 23 Taylor
  • 17 Bradshaw
Ref: Bates
Att: 46,539

Match Stats

Shots

14 8

On target

11 4

Corners

8 3

Fouls

5 2

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:06 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +0:33

The referee blows for offside. Lukasz Fabianski takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +0:09

Foul by Marouane Chamakh on Connor Goldson, free kick awarded. Connor Goldson takes the direct free kick.

89:12 Substitution

Substitution Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain leaves the field to be replaced by Chucks Aneke.

86:00

The referee blows for offside against Marvin Morgan. Oguzhan Ozyakup restarts play with the free kick.

83:46

Foul by Francis Coquelin on Tom Bradshaw, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Joe Jacobson from the free kick, blocked by Oguzhan Ozyakup.

80:53

Shot by Yossi Benayoun from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

79:53

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Jacobson. Joe Jacobson restarts play with the free kick.

77:58

The assist for the goal came from Oguzhan Ozyakup.

77:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Yossi Benayoun - Arsenal 3 - 1 Shrewsbury Yossi Benayoun gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Arsenal 3-1 Shrewsbury.

77:05 Substitution

Substitution Jon Taylor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lionel Ainsworth.

76:30 Substitution

Substitution Emmanuel Frimpong leaves the field to be replaced by Oguzhan Ozyakup.

74:50

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

73:23

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ryo Miyaichi. Indirect free kick taken by Benjamin Smith.

70:36

Free kick taken by Lukasz Fabianski.

70:36 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Richards on for Sean McAllister.

70:36 Substitution

Substitution Tom Bradshaw joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Collins.

70:36 Substitution

Substitution Ryo Miyaichi replaces Chu-Young Park.

70:36

The official flags James Collins offside.

67:40

Corner from the right by-line taken by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lionel Ainsworth makes a clearance.

67:20

Corner taken short by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

67:02

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes a shot. Save by Benjamin Smith.

57:08

Yossi Benayoun provided the assist for the goal.

57:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - Arsenal 2 - 1 Shrewsbury Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scores a goal from outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Arsenal 2-1 Shrewsbury.

55:30

Corner taken by Yossi Benayoun from the left by-line, Benjamin Smith makes a save.

52:28

Corner taken right-footed by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from the right by-line, clearance by Jermaine Grandison.

47:28

Emmanuel Frimpong takes a shot. Benjamin Smith makes a save.

46:56

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Yossi Benayoun from the right by-line to the near post.

46:44

Francis Coquelin takes a shot. Joe Jacobson gets a block in.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:08 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

44:30

Joe Jacobson challenges Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Johan Djourou.

42:25

Emmanuel Frimpong produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Benjamin Smith.

42:25 Booking

Booking Sean McAllister receives a yellow card.

42:02

Sean McAllister gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marouane Chamakh.

40:41

Effort from inside the area by Chu-Young Park misses to the right of the goal.

34:10

Emmanuel Frimpong takes a shot. Save made by Benjamin Smith.

32:27

Assist by Carl Jenkinson.

32:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Kieran Gibbs - Arsenal 1 - 1 Shrewsbury Kieran Gibbs finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Arsenal 1-1 Shrewsbury.

30:17

Corner taken by Chu-Young Park from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jermaine Grandison.

29:45

The referee blows for offside against James Collins. Ignasi Miquel takes the free kick.

28:39

Corner taken by Yossi Benayoun from the left by-line, clearance by Jermaine Grandison.

27:01

Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Wright, Close range header by Jermaine Grandison misses to the right of the goal.

26:38

Mark Wright takes a shot. Johan Djourou gets a block in.

23:44

Francis Coquelin takes a shot. Save by Benjamin Smith.

21:53

Effort on goal by Lionel Ainsworth from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

21:05

Corner taken right-footed by Lionel Ainsworth from the right by-line, Yossi Benayoun manages to make a clearance.

15:37

The assist for the goal came from Marvin Morgan.

15:37 Goal scored

Goal! - James Collins - Arsenal 0 - 1 Shrewsbury James Collins grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Arsenal 0-1 Shrewsbury.

13:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Wright by Carl Jenkinson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Wright from left wing, save by Lukasz Fabianski.

12:38

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Joe Jacobson from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Mark Wright misses to the left of the goal.

12:21

James Collins takes a shot. Save by Lukasz Fabianski.

12:05

Effort from inside the penalty area by Mark Wright strikes the post.

9:14

Johan Djourou challenges Marvin Morgan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Jacobson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, save made by Lukasz Fabianski.

5:11

The assistant referee signals for offside against Yossi Benayoun. Benjamin Smith takes the indirect free kick.

4:44

Marouane Chamakh takes a shot. Benjamin Smith makes a save.

4:23

Outswinging corner taken by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

4:07

Marouane Chamakh takes a shot. Save by Benjamin Smith.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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