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Winterburn urges Arsenal boss Wenger to buy English

Arsenal hero Nigel Winterburn believes they must buy English this summer.

He says Arsene Wenger must splash some serious cash on home-grown talent this summer if the Gunners are to have any chance of competing with Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United next term.

"I am concerned for this season coming," Winterburn told talkSPORT. "Two players are definitely leaving in Fabregas and Clichy. I'm hoping that Nasri will stay.

"But these are worrying times when you look at three players who have been very prominent for the club. My understanding is two of them will be gone very, very shortly and we haven't heard of any signings coming in.

"There are one or two rumours that maybe something will be happening for Arsenal in the next week and a half with players coming, so that's positive, but we don't know who those players are.

"They need to get two or three English players back into the squad to get that English spirit back, along with the style of football Arsenal have been playing. If they don't do that, with the squad they have got at the moment, they are not going to win the league.

"Manchester City will strengthen, Chelsea will strengthen, Manchester United have already done it, and I don't think Arsenal are powerful enough at the moment over 38 games to compete with those teams."

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