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Jack Wilshere insists Arsenal are not out of the title race

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Despite an agonising 1-0 defeat at the Britannia Stadium, Arsenal's Jack Wilshere still has faith that his side can win the title. 

"We weren't at our best but you know, sometimes in these sort of games you don't have to be, I think we did enough to win the game," said Wilshire to Sky Sports TV

After Jonathan Walters scored from the spot on the 76th minute, from what Arsene Wenger described as a "generous penalty", the game was put to bed. With a dull first half, this was all that could separate the sides.

Wilshere put no blame on Laurent Koscielny for the penalty decision. He also claimed he respected referee Mike Jones decision, who ruled the Gunners defender had handled Walters' flick.

"The ref has to make these big decisions, it was a tough call for him... if you look at it again, from my perspective when you jump towards the ball, your hands go up naturally. But the ref gave it and we have to deal with that." he added.

As The Potters win only their second in 11 league games, they now sit in 12th place and are 6 points above the relegation zone. 

"I thought we were excellent from start to finish," said Mark Hughes to Sky Sports TV

After a vital three points were lost, Arsenal fall four points behind leaders Chelsea. 

With Chelsea winning 3-1 at Fulham, Arsenal's East London rivals seem to be running away with the title. 

With tough fixtures approaching for the Gunners, with the likes of Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City all to play in the upcoming weeks, yesterday's 3 points could have been crucial. 

When Wilshere was questioned as to whether Chelsea have made ground on Arsenal, he responded,  "The good thing is this month we play them, we play all the teams at the top so that's a good thing. If we win those games, we can be up there."

The approaching Arsenal fixtures do not seem to phase the central midfielder as he says "We have to keep going until the end. Anything can happen as you've seen today and in previous weeks."

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