Nigel Winterburn predicts how Arsenal will finish in Premier League this season

Nigel Winterburn has predicted that Arsenal will not make the Premier League top four this season.

After struggling in the early part of the season, Mikel Arteta’s side are currently on a 10-match unbeaten run in all competitions.

They are currently fifth on the league table after 11 matches and just two points behind fourth-placed Liverpool.

But the club’s former defender, Winterburn believes they will finish just outside the top four.

“I was asked about a prediction at the start of the season, ‘can Arsenal finish top four’ well of course they can,’ he told Metro.

“Did I actually think they would achieve that when I was asked? Probably not.

“I thought that the teams ahead of them such as Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea, just looked to have a bit more about them.

“Then you’re looking at Man Utd who signed [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Jadon] Sancho, so you’re thinking, ‘can we really finish above them?’ and that’s before you get to the likes of Leicester and West Ham.

‘If you’re looking at how the season has gone so far, there’s a position available in the top four for whoever wants to grab it. Man Utd are wobbling at the moment, West Ham are looking consistent.

“If Arsenal pick up a few injuries then they could slip away again, but if everyone stays fit then the momentum could carry on.

“My gut feeling is that they’ll just miss out on top four, but I hope I’m wrong!”