Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes Chelsea have too much security at the top of the Premier League for his side to be in the race for title, reports the London Evening Standard.
Wenger, who watched his side secure a 2-1 victory at St James' Park over Newcastle United yesterday, has, however, insisted that his side will continue to fight as they aim to gain as many points as possible between now and the end of the season.
As it stands Wenger's side are just four points behind Chelsea, but the Blues have two games in hand on their rivals.
But, despite Chelsea's big lead, Wenger's side are ready to fight, as he told reporters: "Look, Chelsea have good security and at the moment, I feel they have enough cushion to be quite serene.
"We have Manchester City in front of us and behind us it is tight as well - the only thing we can do is to win our games.
"I think Chelsea have too much security. I just think at the moment we are not concluding, we are in a fight. You have seen the game today - in every game, we need to turn up and fight until the last minute to get the points.
"That's what we have to do, just go for the next game and win it. Look, the players want to do as well as they can. We know we have a fight first to be in the top four. We will go step by step, game by game."
There's no doubt about it, Arsenal's domestic form of late has been nothing short of outstanding, but it's too little too late in their search to secure Premier League glory.
Ultimately, results earlier this season have taken their toll on the Gunners, but they are certainly in the driving seat to claim a place in next year's Champions League. In fact, Wenger's side are good enough to secure second place this term, which is certainly a realistic target.
Arsenal fans: Can you catch Chelsea? Have your say in the comments section below!