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Arsenal need 'three world class players', claims Campbell

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Former Arsenal defender Sol Campbell has claimed Arsenal can be real title contenders - if they make world class additions to their squad.

The retired England International told ITV: "You have got to get to the stage where teams are frightened of you. You need options and they could do with a few more players who could frighten other teams with their playing ability. 

"Arsenal need some more players who are ready-made and world-class. With everyone fit, I think they need another three players.

"Injuries have not helped Arsenal this season. Who knows, if Aaron Ramsey was fit, Theo Walcott did not get injured and Jack Wilshere played more regularly, you never know. They could be in a situation like Liverpool, who have not had many injuries."

Arsene Wenger's side are currently fourth in the Premier League, just one point ahead of Everton with three games to go as the manager hopes to keep up his 100% success rate when it comes to qualifying for the Champions League. 

But if the Gunners are to make the next step as challengers, the club will need to invest in stars in positions where they have been lacking. 

After Robin Van Persie departed to Manchester United in 2012, Arsenal failed to replace him and the Red Devils went on to win the league - greatly due to the Dutchman's goals. Olivier Giroud enjoyed a good start to this season but he doesn't have the capabilities to play at such an intensity for the whole season. 

Bacary Sagna and Thomas Vermaelen could both be on their way out in the summer as talks regarding their contracts have yet to be discussed. That said, there is still plenty of time for the Frenchman to review his options this summer. 

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