Arsenal legend believes defeat to Spurs will mean full blown crisis

13:54 15 November 2012

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Photo: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Photo: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire

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Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn believes that the Gunners need to beat Tottenham this weekend if they are to avoid a full scale crisis.

The north Londoners are slipping behind the league leaders after a run of indifferent results, as have Spurs, leading into the derby.

“I thought this season that Arsenal would be stronger than last season, even though they lost Robin Van Persie. I like the togetherness of the squad,” Winterburn told Alan Brazil’s breakfast show on TalkSPORT.

“My one slight worry was where they would replace all those goals. They would need [Olivier] Giroud to start scoring straight away and would also need the midfield players around him to possibly to get into double figures. And it just hasn’t happened like that.

“From a positive start, it’s now turning into a bit of a crisis already. They really need a positive result [against Tottenham] and a positive result means a win”

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