Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn has issued on apology to the supporters on behalf of the club after Sunday’s embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Liverpool.

The former Arsenal left-back highlighted three reasons why he was apologising; having watched the game along with the fans, working for the club and believing the performance was “totally unacceptable for an Arsenal team”.

He said, reports talkSPORT: “Firstly, being associated with the club, I need to apologise to those supporters because I was there yesterday and I really do feel for them.

“People know I work for the club, but this morning I am a little bid lost for words. I just cannot believe what I saw yesterday. It was totally unacceptable for an Arsenal team.”

Arsenal suffered their third consecutive defeat to Liverpool, this time going down 4-0 at Anfield without so much as a whimper. The defeat has left the Gunners 16th in the Premier League table with just three points from as many games this season.

Arsenal are already six points adrift of leaders Manchester United going into the international break and supporters have turned on the manager once again.

Many pundits had warned that fans might point the finger at Arsene Wenger if the club don’t get off to a good start, and it’s been proven true.

To follow up a 1-0 defeat to Stoke with a 4-0 loss to Liverpool isn’t the reaction expected from a side wanting to challenge on all fronts this season.

Nigel Winterburn knows this and that’s why, out of embarrassment, he feels compelled to tell the supporters.