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Ray Parlour Is Worried Arsenal Will Get Relegated From The Premier League This Season

Ray Parlour Is Worried Arsenal Will Get Relegated From The Premier League This Season

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has expressed his concern over the club's recent form and believes they could even get relegated from the Premier League this season.

The North London club are currently lingering above the relegation zone in 15th after picking up just four wins in their opening 13 games.

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Mikel Arteta's side have recently dropped points against Tottenham, Burnley and Southampton, and club legend Parlour, who enjoyed great success at Arsenal from 1992 to 2004, refused to play down the possibility of relegation in a recent interview with OffTheBall, comparing the situation to Leicester City's famous title win in 2016.

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"Someone asked me the question the other day, can they get relegated?" Parlour said.

"I said, 'well, probably not,' but then you look at Leicester winning the league at 5,000/1 and they won it, so they can get relegated. If they don't start picking up points and turning it around then there's a real problem there."

Parlour is confident, however, that Arsenal will not sack Arteta but warned fortunes must be turned around quickly.

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"I don't think Arsenal are a sacking club," Parlour added. "Mikel Arteta has been around Pep Guardiola and Arsene Wenger, he knows as a player the dressing room is so important.

"If there is a problem, he has to deal with it very quickly. If it does get out of control, the only person to lose their job, it's not the players, it's the manager straight away.

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"Hopefully he can turn that around and make sure he sorts that out very quickly."

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In the interview, the former Middlesbrough and Hull City midfielder has also outlined the type of player Arsenal should sign in the next transfer window.

"You look at the skipper Aubameyang, he's off form at the moment, we know what he can do, he's a superb player, but I always like someone at the back to be a skipper," Parlour said.

"I'd highlight someone, maybe someone in Europe, or someone who has been a leader in their team, he might not be great on the ball, but he can organise people, and that's who I'd look at in January.

"I think they're missing someone who is a six or seven out of 10 every week, but he's a leader."

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Topics: Football News, Football, Premier League, Arsenal, relegation

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.