Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi is adamant that despite their stuttering form of late, his side are still in the race for the Premier League title this season.
Recent defeats in the league to the likes of Watford and frontrunners Chelsea have seen Arsene Wenger's men drop well off the pace at the top of the table.
Now a 12-point gap lies between themselves and the Blues with 14 games of the Premier League campaign remaining.
Despite such a tall order for the north Londoners, Germany international Mustafi is still holding on to the belief his side can perform a remarkable comeback.
He told Sky Sports: "I think it's going to be more difficult than it was before but I'm a believer. I don't give up.
"As long as it's possible we're going to fight for it, and in the end we will see and if we're lucky enough and good enough to go for it or not."
Next for the Gunners is another banana-skin encounter when they host a resurgent Hull City at the Emirates on Saturday.
Arsenal are 2000/1 to win the Premier League title this season, while frontrunners Chelsea are 1/250 to finish the job and be crowned champions.
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