Arsenal must believe they can still win the Premier League title this season despite a 12-point gap to leaders Chelsea, says manager Arsene Wenger.
The Gunners, who last won the league in 2004, slipped to fourth after a 3-1 defeat at Chelsea last Saturday.
Wenger’s side host Hull City on Saturday (12:30 GMT) having lost four of their past nine league games.
“It is never over,” said the Frenchman. “Even if you [the media] think it is, I don’t – we can’t think like that.”
Just five points now separate second-placed Tottenham from Manchester United in sixth.
Wenger added: “We’re in a pack that is very tight and the fight for every position will be massive, maybe more this season than before.”
“If it is over for us, it is over for everyone else as we are all in the pack.”
“Chelsea have an advantage, they do not play in Europe, they play for nothing, they do not play midweek games and are in a strong position.”