Sunderland’s Wes Brown warns against another start like the one against West Bromwich Albion

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WES Brown has warned that Sunderland will pay a heavy price if they start the game against Arsenal this Sunday as poorly as they did against West Brom in their last outing.

The Black Cats were 2-0 down to the Baggies inside the first five minutes of their game at the Stadium of Light before recovering to draw 2-2.

But Brown says the Wearsiders cannot expect to get away with a start like that again – especially against free-flowing Arsenal at the Emirates this weekend.

“When you go to Arsenal, you have to keep it tight for at least the first 20 minutes,” said the ex-Manchester United defender. “We can’t afford to get off to another really bad start like we did against West Brom.”

Read Wes’s full comments in today’s Sportmail