"Before we had players with impact and now the players' strength is in mobility.
"Maybe they are less physically strong in the challenge than Vieira and Petit, but they have a good understanding and they cover each other well."
Flamini believes the current Arsenal squad have the quality to stay the course.
"You just have to score goals and we didn't - so now we have to work harder in training and be ready for Middlesbrough," said the 24-year-old, who has yet to agree a new deal with the Gunners as the likes of Real Madrid, Juventus and AC Milan monitor his situation.
"We missed a little bit in the final part - but it's like that sometimes.
"We have the quality and we are strong so we just have to keep going."