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Ex-Gunner states why Arsenal can't win the league

Kevin Campbell has stated that the North London side needs a bit more muscle in the heart of their side if they want to be English champions.

Arsenal had a great start to the 2013-14 season only to fall away in the second half of the campaign and finish fourth.

Ahead of today’s FA Cup final against Hull, Kevin Campbell has identified why the North London side were not in the running to be England’s top team this term.

The retired striker, who played 166 top-flight games over the space of seven years for Arsenal, has said that his former employers need more bulk in their midfield to challenge for the title.

"Arsenal against the big teams seem to lack a bit of power in the centre of the pitch," he told talkSPORT.

"I just think they lack the physicality of the three teams [Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea] that are above them in the league.

"When it came to playing those teams that physicality was shown up. Most of the other teams Arsenal do pretty well against but it’s those three teams who have everything in abundance.

"They have the technique, they have the power, they have the pace, they can all defend and they can score goals.

"Arsenal can do all the above but just don’t have that power."

Arsene Wenger resigned Mathieu Flamini last summer to fill the void left by Alex Song, who left two years ago to sign for Barcelona.

Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey have suffered injuries this term, while Mikel Arteta and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have filled in while the pair have been unavailable.

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