Ex-Arsenal ace calls on side to show character

Nigel WinterburnFormer Arsenal defender Nigel Winterburn expects the north London club will have to show great character to secure a top-four spot.

Arsene Wenger’s side have found form at the right stage of the season, unbeaten in seven in all competitions, as they close in on the top four again.

The 49-year-old was a member of the squad when the Frenchman took over and he has never failed to guide the Gunners into Europe’s elite competition during his lengthy spell as manager.

The former England international believes that although Manchester United have wrapped up the title and Manchester City look destined for second there is still a lot of work to do for the Gunners, Tottenham and Chelsea, who are vying for the remaining two spots.

Winterburn said: “I feel that a lot of people will sit and analyse the games left, say a point there, three points there, no points there. It’s just too impossible to predict that, you don’t know what could happen within a game,

“You always look at momentum and form, which was I would say was going with Arsenal and Chelsea. Tottenham were the ones who had drawn a couple of games, but they will now be buoyed by the win on Sunday.”

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