Sol Campbell

Former Arsenal defender Sol Campbell believes that Arsenal need more power in their midfield to win the league title next season.

The Gunners went close this season, staying on top of the league table for 128 days but petered away in the business end of the season as injuries strung them hard with Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott all missing many games.

Heavy losses against the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea in the league, coupled with points dropped against Stoke City, Swansea and Southampton made sure that the Gunners were kept waiting for the elusive league title in over 10 years.

Arsenal have however been able to arrest their nine-year trophy drought by winning the FA Cup against Hull City on Saturday and Arsene Wenger will be hoping that they can build on it for greater success in the future.

Campbell, who was part of the Invincibles squad in 2003/04, insists that the wait for the league title can be much longer if Arsene Wenger refuses to invest in midfield. At present the Gunners' midfield does not have the power and the drive which formed the foundation of their title winning squad of yesteryears.

"Arsenal against the big teams seem to lack a bit of power in the centre of the pitch. I just think they lack the physicality of the three teams [Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea] that are above them in the league," Campbell told talkSPORT.

"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," he concluded.