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We have come to that point in the season where Arsenal show us their usual phobia for winning titles.

Arsenal were in the title race before, but as usual they slumped and are now seemingly out of the race, and to make matters worse they suffered a severe defeat in the hands of Bayern Munich.

Football pundit Graeme Souness has bashed Arsene Wenger’s signings, while also revealing that players like Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso will add steel to the Gunners squad.

“I used to think Arsenal were only a couple of world-class players away from winning the title, most notably a holding midfielder and striker,” Souness told The Times.

“Now they look as many as five or six away from being contenders.

“A big reason for this has been the type of midfielder the Frenchman has signed in the past decade.

“This was a manager who won his first Premier League title with two giants — in every sense — in midfield. Yet since Patrick Vieira left the club in 2005, we have seen no one in the robust mould of him or Emmanuel Petit.

“I look at Cesc Fabregas, Tomas Rosicky, Andrey Arshavin, Samir Nasri, Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and they are all technically gifted ball-players.”

Drawing attention to Alonso and Moses, Souness said: “Yet they are all the same nicey-nicey types. You wouldn’t say Marcos Alonso or Victor Moses are better technically than any of those but an injection of the intensity and physicality they have shown for Chelsea this season would have significantly improved Wenger’s squad.”

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