Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta is convinced his side can still claim the Premier League title this season.
The Gunners are eight points adrift of current leaders Leicester City but Arteta thinks his side remain in the race for the top domestic prize.
The Spanish playmaker believes the Foxes could still drop points, but he admits Arsenal will have to make the most of their chances if they are to claim the Premier League trophy.
“We have to be very, very careful because I think we have so much desire and ambition to win trophies like the Premier League at the moment,” he told Arsenal Player.
“We are going to be there until the end, but we need to find the balance between everybody to be helpful but not push too hard where we destroy that. We have to deal with that carefully as I still believe we have the potential to win and have everything required to win it.
“When a disappointment comes, it feels like the end of the world in the stadium. You are going to have those ups and downs, everybody has had it.
“If we are talking about the start of the season after first few weeks, the league was over. Manchester City were going to win it, they didn’t concede any goals and they were the best team by far and had the best squad.”
Arteta, 33, underwent ankle surgery in January but has since returned to training and is close to making a return to first-team action for the Gunners.
The midfielder is out of contract in the summer and it remains to be seen as to whether he will be offered a new deal, or agree to fresh terms, and this year could be his final chance to claim the Premier League trophy with the north London outfit.