Wenger admits current Arsenal team lacking height

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits his tiny squad is proving a concern. For all his attacking ­resources, Wenger did not have a single six-footer to call on for their win over Stoke City.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits his tiny squad is proving a concern.

For all his attacking ­resources, Wenger did not have a single six-footer to call on for their win over Stoke City.

And the Frenchman admits that is a problem.

He said: “At the beginning of the season we started with Robin van Persie, Nicklas Bendtner – even Alex Song and Abou Diaby. We were a tall team. We had the back four plus these four players, so we were really tall.

“It’s down to the injuries we had. We lost Diaby, Van Persie and ­Bendtner together. Three players who have an impact physically.

“I don’t think size has stopped anyone from winning trophies. But sometimes in England the size of your team can have an impact on set-pieces away from home.

“I don’t believe we are especially short in midfield. We are just short up front.”