In the meantime, former Gunners left again Nigel Winterburn has informed Nuno Tavares that he has loads to study as he will get set for an prolonged run within the first crew with starter Kieran Tierney out injured.
Tavares joined from Benfica in the summertime and began off properly however has struggled in latest months, together with final week’s defeat to Crystal Palace.
Winterburn additionally believes it could be disappointing for his former membership to complete exterior the highest 4 on the finish of the season.
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Arsenal head right into a must-win sport towards Southampton with quite a lot of query marks over the health of first-team gamers.
With again to again defeats the previous week, Mikel Arteta’s facet might be eager to keep away from dropping three on the spin because the race for prime 4 hots up.
Getting key gamers again might be essential to any hopes the Gunners have of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League subsequent season and there may be hope one participant will make his return this weekend.
There are additionally updates on the potential long-term accidents to Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney.
Winterburn’s Tavares message
Within the absence of Kieran Tierney at left again, summer time signing Nuno Tavares has stepped as much as various levels of success.
Firstly of the season Tavares geared up himself properly and regarded like a shrewd signing from Benfica. However latest performances have been removed from very best and was largely responsible for each of Crystal Palace’s first-half targets final week, resulting in him being withdrawn on the break.
Former Gunner Nigel Winterburn has mentioned that Tavares has numerous studying to do defensively.
Ex-Gunner’s prime 4 declare
Arsenal have eight video games left to show their season round and end fourth, they’re at present fifth and three factors behind rivals Tottenham Hotspur with a sport in hand.
Two defeats in a row have allowed Spurs to catch up and overtake the Gunners, who had their very own future of their fingers. Whereas successful their sport in hand will not see them leapfrog Tottenham, the 2 sides meet afterward this season in what could possibly be the deciding issue within the race for prime 4.
And ex-defender Winterburn has mentioned it could be a ‘disappointment’ to overlook out on fourth place given how the season was shaping up.