Arsenal captain Cesc
Fabregas believes he and his team-mates are capable of challenging despite this perceived disadvantage.
"Football is not all about size. We've seen successful teams in the past without any physical presence who could play great football," Fabregas told Arsenal's official website.
"In the second half at Liverpool (a 2-1 win) we showed that if you play good football it's very difficult to stop.
"It was very important last Saturday to get back on track against Stoke City at home. We got a clean sheet and played some good football. After that most of the players had a week off, rested very well and it showed in the second half up there."
The Spaniard also hailed his team's work ethic and collective spirit in that win over Liverpool.
"What I've learned over the years is that a football team is not only about one player or two players, it's about the team," he explained.
"There are 25 players in the squad and whoever comes in can do very well as we showed at Liverpool.
"In the first half we were not at our best, but came back to win the game, which is the sign of a big team. We can always improve. Even the best team in the world can improve.
"But the title race has a long way to go and is more open than ever. You can see that any team can beat any team, which is good for the spectators and all the teams. But we're happy with the situation we're in right now."
for more up to the minute news and updates visit www.leekweed.com/leekforum
Looking for a secure online payment systemVisit www.owode.com