By Kevin Campbell

25th Sep, 2022 | 3:19pm

Campbell issues 'big' Arsenal verdict after Arsene Wenger reveal via Sky

Kevin Campbell has claimed Arsenal must beat their rivals if they want to challenge for the Premier League title this season.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners and Everton striker said Mikel Arteta’s side have to win “big games” before they can be considered title challengers.

Arsenal sit top of the Premier League table after their first seven fixtures.

Speaking to Sky Sports (23 September), former manager Arsene Wenger claimed the Gunners have what it takes to win the Premier League this season.

Tottenham travel to the Emirates this Saturday (1 October).

When asked by Football Insider if he agreed with Wenger, Campbell said: “There are certain hurdles that Arsenal have to get over.

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“The North London derby is one of them. It is first against third so it is a big game.

“Liverpool are coming up as well. There is still City away and City at home. These are games that need to be won if you want to challenge for the title. If we win those games the team deserves to be talked about as title contenders.

“There is so many big games for this Arsenal team to overcome. They have to get through them. Some of the games are going to go ok and other aren’t.

“If you can beat your rivals, you have a good chance of challenging for the title. You have to win those games though.”

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