Joel Campbell on what Arsenal must do to win Premier League title

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Arsenal striker Joel Campbell still harbours hopes of catching Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Arsenal striker Joel Campbell has told Argentine program Infobae TV that his side must win the ‘six pointers’ if the Gunners wish to become Premier League champions.

Over the years, Arsene Wenger’s side have often been labelled flat-track bullies for their ability to dismantle the so-called Premier League strugglers.

The same could be said of this season, with the North London outfit registering just three victories thus far against top-10 opposition compared to four losses.

Chelsea, on the other hand, have six victories against top-half opposition, whereas rivals Manchester City, Manchester United and even Southampton all have five wins over fellow top-10 sides.

It is a weakness which needs eradicating in North London, and Campbell believes that victories over their fellow title contenders could make the difference come the end of the season.

“The team is gaining more confidence. We have players who are ready to be champions but we are far from first and second place,” Campbell told Infobae TV.

“We are gradually shortening the gap, there are still 16 or 17 matches left in the league and there remains much to play for.

“But the important thing is that we win games against Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool – the games which are ‘six pointers’. We must win these games to fight for the top spots.”

This weekend, the Emirates outfit take on Manuel Pellegrini’s City side and they will be hoping to avenge last season’s 6-3 loss at the Etihad stadium.

It promises to be a difficult match for Wenger’s side, and Campbell has urged his teammates to go there and play how he knows they can.

“They are a complicated team, they are at home and have fantastic players. We have to go there and do what we have been doing with confidence, and try to get a good result," he said.

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