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Nigel Winterburn has warned Arsenal’s flops they are not too good to go down.

The former Gunners left-back was part of a star-studded West Ham team that got relegated in 2003.

And the 1997-98 Double-winner is worried they could now follow his old Hammers team.

Speaking after the launch of free-to-play fantasy football jackpot game Fantasy5, Winterburn said: “When I left Arsenal and went to West Ham in my last season we had a fantastic team —  but we got relegated.

“But we couldn’t win a game of football. You go out with all good intentions, you might play well to start with, and you can’t score and boost that confidence.

“All of a sudden you get an individual error or you get a player sent off and your backs are against the wall, and you go on to not win the game.

“That’s exactly what happened at West Ham for a long period of time. I see similar things happening at Arsenal.

“They have got to get two back-to-back victories, very, very quickly. It’s no good saying ‘We’re only 14 games in, there’s time’.

“You can seeing the confidence is ebbing away from this team.

“They’re tentative, it’s almost as if they’re waiting for something to happen to react to, something against them rather than dictate the play.

“It’s very, very worrying because they’re not scoring many goals. If Aubameyang doesn’t score, I don’t know who is.”



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