Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas admits that the side lacks height and need a target man to broaden their options.
The Gunners have been criticised for being too lightweight after suffering to back-to-back defeats to Chelsea and Manchester City within the space of a week.
“Throughout the game (against City) we had a lot of possession but didn’t really have anyone to go in behind the defenders, apart from Carlos Vela,” Fabregas told The Guardian.
“We had a lot of similar players who like the ball into their feet. Sometimes it’s true that you need a different kind of option.”
Fabregas felt Didier Drogba was the difference between Chelsea and Arsenal in the Blues’ 3-0 win at Emirates last month.
“Overall, I saw a Chelsea team that was normal but a team that has probably the best striker in the world,” added Fabregas.
“An average team that has the best striker in the world can always do something and Didier Drogba makes all the difference.
“We dominated for the first 40 minutes without creating too much. Maybe we didn’t have someone whose game is to go beyond defenders, and we were a little small to fight them on crosses.”