Nigel Winterburn believes Arsenal will be in full-blown crisis if they fail to beat Tottenham this weekend.
And Winterburn has warned nothing less than a victory will do on Saturday when Spurs make the short trip across north London.
He told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “I thought this season that Arsenal would be stronger than last season, even though they lost Robin Van Persie. I liked the togetherness of the squad.
"My one slight worry was where would they replace all those goals. They would need [Olivier] Giroud to start scoring straight away and would also need the midfield players around him to possibly get into double figures. And it just hasn’t happened like that.
“Form a promising start, it’s now really turning into a bit of a crisis already. They really need a positive result [against Tottenham] and a positive result means a win.”