Terry taunts title hopefuls

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Chelsea skipper John Terry believes Arsenal's title hopes will soon slip away because of their lack of Englishmen.

Captain blasts 'spineless' Gunners

Chelsea skipper John Terry believes Arsenal's title hopes will soon slip away because they have not got enough Englishmen on the pitch. The 26-year-old feels English players have a togetherness and that Arsenal's batch of foreigners may lack the same backbone. "You need an English backbone - one with that force, that togetherness, that pulling together," the defender told The Sun. "That's what the English players have. It's why Arsenal might come up short in the run-in." The Gunners' season took a major blow midweek when they were dumped out of the UEFA Champions League by Liverpool, thanks to a Ryan Babel onslaught in the final minutes. With league-leaders Manchester United favourites to lift the title and retain the Premiership trophy, Terry says the same result could be yet another bitter pill to swallow. "After watching Manchester United win the title last season, it hurt me more that anything else," he added.

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