The former England captain does not believe that the Gunners will win the league unless they make changes.
The Gunners are in a decent position currently, just two points behind table-topping Leicester City, but Gerrard has claimed that without adding two very particular types of player, the club will fall short once again.
"Francis Coquelin has been absolutely fantastic but for me, they don't have enough players who go that extra mile and do that little bit of dirty work," he stated.
"Until they get that big leader in defence and another powerhouse in midfield, I think they'll continue to come that little bit short," the former England skipper added.
Gerrard's suggestion reiterates what many people claim is Arsenal's biggest weakness. While they are undoubtedly the most exciting team in the Premier League to watch, they have been missing that spine that would help them become even more ruthless, and surely make them title favourites.
Following the injury to Francis Coquelin - which is set to keep him out for three months (as reported by the Daily Mail) - there may have been concerns that the steel that the Frenchman provides would disappear and leave the back four exposed. However, Mathieu Flamini has come in, and his performances so far this season have suggested that he is up to the job, if he can stay fit.
Despite Flamini's form, the Gunners are still lacking that rock in defence, and if Gerrard is correct, then it will be that that costs Arsenal the league crown.