Nigel Winterburn pinpoints Arsenal’s current problem

Nigel Winterburn discusses Arsenal's Premier League title hopes after their goalless draw with Southampton

Nigel Winterburn has warned Arsenal that they must turn around their stuttering form or risk being dumped out of the Premier League title race.

The Gunners were held to a frustrating goalless draw by Southampton at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night as they failed to score for the third straight Premier League game.

Arsenal had been touted by many to be genuine contenders for the top-flight title this season as they look to lift the trophy for the first time since 2004.

However, Arsenal have only won five of their last 10 Premier League games and dropped down to fourth place after Tuesday’s draw.

And former Gunners defender Winterburn admits that the north London side will need to reverse their ailing fortunes quickly as they prepare for their trip to Bournemouth on Sunday lunchtime.

Speaking on Sky Sports News HQ on Wednesday morning, Winterburn said: “Arsenal’s problem at the moment is that they’ve hit poor form at the wrong time.

“From their last eight games, they’re sitting midway down the league [on current form] and they need to reverse that.

“They are still in the title race, simply by where they are [in the table] but they’re making it very difficult for themselves.”

Arsenal are currently level on points with third-placed Tottenham.

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