Manchester United hero Gary Neville has insisted that Arsenal would probably win the Premier League title with the Chelsea trio of Diego Costa, Nemanja Matic and John Terry.
As reported by Sky Sports, Neville, who was speaking on Monday Night Football after the Gunners beat Hull City by three goals to one at the KC Stadium, suggested that Arsene Wenger's side have to make the step up as they go in search of securing their first league title since 2004.
Arsenal, of course, despite confirming their place in next year's Champions League competition, haven't been able to put in a serious challenge to champions Chelsea this season, with Jose Mourinho's side a massive 13-points ahead of the north London outfit.
Neville, though, believes it's time for the Arsenal hierarchy to act, but admits it won't be easy for the club to land top stars.
Time to act
When speaking about the Gunners, the Sky Sports pundit stated: “They’ve got to make that extra jump.
“Hypothetically, if you put (Diego) Costa, (Nemanja) Matic and (John) Terry in that team you probably win the title. So how do you find a Costa, Matic and Terry? Those players are not readily available. Everyone wants them.
“Everyone wants a central midfield player. Everyone wants a brilliant striker who can play up front on his own that’s quick, that’s strong and aggressive.
“Everybody wants a centre-back that can lead, dominate and command and get you out of every single situation, while organising his team-mates around him."
In fact, Neville even went on to suggest that the Gunners could do with adding a top goalkeeper, just like Chelsea.
He continued by saying: "We should maybe mention (David) Ospina as well. Arsenal need a top goalkeeper like Chelsea have got.”
Core is needed
Ultimately, Neville is right: there has been something missing in Arsene Wenger's side for several years now. Of course, the likes of Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil and Co. are a joy to watch, but the spine of Arsenal's side always appears to be inferior to their rivals.
It's certainly not going to be easy for Wenger to bring in world-class players in those respective positions, but the Gunners chief must attempt to improve his squad this summer.
There's no doubt about it, after last year's FA Cup success - and one more quite possibly on the way - Arsenal are getting better, but they are still behind Chelsea in their search to win the league again. If the club's hierarchy fail to make a couple of big changes this summer, then they won't overtake Mourinho and Co. at the top.
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