Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has said the title race is not only down to three teams.
Arsene Wenger’s side currently sit nine points behind third placed Tottenham, but Fabianski thinks they can still be caught.
The Poland international is refusing to write off the chances of the Barclays Premier League trophy going to Emirates Stadium.
“I don't think there is a split between the top three and the rest because you can see already this season that some teams had a great start, but suddenly dropped points,” he told Arsenal’s official website.
“It’s a bit mixed. Those top three teams at the moment have a bit more of an advantage above the other teams, but there is still time, there are loads of games and it can all still change I think.”
Arsenal have traditionally struggled early in the New Year and many believe this is down to overload from playing for a number of honours.
Last season The Gunners played nine games in January but hat number has been reduced to six this season – mostly due to their Carling Cup exit.
Fabianski believes the extra chance to rest will be key in improving the fortunes of Wenger’s injury ravaged squad.
“It will make a huge difference. The Christmas period was quite busy for us, so having only six games instead of nine in January is much better,” added the Pole.
“You have more rest time, you won’t be that stressed, you won’t travel that much, it’s much better for us.”
Arsenal’s next test will be away to newly promoted Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium this coming Sunday.