Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn believes the club are moving in the right direction, but doesn’t expect his old side to finish in the top four this season.
New boss Mikel Arteta has secured back-to-back wins for the first time since September and the mood around the Emirates is now of positivity.
Winterburn believes the Spaniard should be targeting a top four finish, but it’s something he feels is out of reach.
The former Gunners defender told Gambling.com: “The only thing is, we really don’t know where Arsenal are going to finish, but between now and the summer we just have to hope that Arteta can strike a rich vein of form and get the club back up into contention for the top four.
“Maybe, just maybe, we might be able to get into that top four in the final stages of the season, but I think it’s unrealistic given where Arsenal are at this moment.
“It’s also about showing prospective signings that Arsenal are indeed moving in a new direction now, the right direction.”
He continued: “There’s still a lot to play for. There’s the top four, FA Cup and Europa League – and of course if you win that you qualify for the Champions League, which is so crucial for attracting players.
“They are all long shots at the moment though.”
Arsenal are currently nine points adrift of fourth placed Chelsea.
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