Arsene Wenger is not losing hope of winning the title, despite Arsenal sitting in fourth and 12 points behind Chelsea.
Arsenal dropped crucial points last weekend losing 3-1 to Chelsea, but Wenger believes they can still overtake Chelsea.
“It is never over; we are not to behave like that. Even if you [reporters] think like that, I don’t,” Wenger said.
“We look at the teams who surround us, we are all in a pack that is very tight and the fight for every position is massive as it has always been in the Premier League – maybe even more so this season.”
Just five points separates second from sixth in the league and Wenger knows his side face a battle to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
“[Top four] is always difficult but maybe even tighter than ever. The way we respond to a disappointing result last Saturday is vital,” he said.
“If it is over [title race] for us then it is over for everyone else because we are in a pack there.
“They [Chelsea] have an advantage – they don’t play in Europe, they play for nothing and have no midweek games.”