Arsenal had the misfortune of being booed by their own supporters even before the beginning of the season, as an own goal cost them a win against New York Red Bulls in the Emirates Cup.
The match ended 1-1 after substitute Kyle Bartley scored an own goal six minutes from time to cancel out the opener scored by Robin Van Persie shortly before half time.
Arsene Wenger started with only four the players who started in the 2-2 draw with Boca Juniors on Saturday, one them being Jack Wilshere who was substituted seven minutes into the game, as a precaution, after he picked up an ankle knock.
New York had former Arsenal star Thierry Henry within their ranks, and the Frenchman received a hero's welcome when he stepped onto the field from the 60,000 supporters at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners were guilty of wastefulness in front of goal, an unwanted trait which cost them heavily last season. They dominated proceedings and should have scored more than the 1-0 at half time after Van Persie headed in Tomas Rosicky's delightful free-kick.
However, after the restart, Van Persie, Aaron Ramsey and Gunner new-boy Gervinho all missed glorious chances to kill the game. It proved costly as New York forwarded serious threats on goal, with Henry coming close on a couple of occasions with trademark side-footed efforts. Their inability to hold onto the lead cost them eventually, as Bartley turned in a cross into his own net.
Boos were audible from the 60,000 gathered as they witnessed much of what is looked upon as the reasons for a six-year trophy drought.