Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists the chase for the Barclays Premier League title is wide open, despite last night's frustrating draw with Tottenham Hotspur.
The Gunners let slip a two-goal lead to draw 3-3 at White Hart Lane, but Wenger is adamant his side can still make up ground on leaders Manchester United in their pursuit of the domestic crown.
Wenger praised his players' 'never-say-die' mentality, and enthused that Arsenal would never give up hope of winning the title.
"They have an outstanding attitude, and we’ll fight like mad for the next game. We can do it.
"We're on a 15-game unbeaten run, and no-one else has done that.
"Chelsea are now back in the race. Chelsea play Manchester United and Tottenham, but it's down to us. We have to keep our faith and keep battling."
Reflecting on last night's thrilling derby encounter – something that has become the norm in recent north London meetings, with goals galore making for yet another exciting spectacle.
Wenger lauded the array of attacking talent and free-flowing football on show, and said although the final result wasn't ideal – it provided plenty of reason for optimism.
"It was a game with a frenetic tempo," he said. "Of course we have regrets, because we were 3-1 up. But the second was an outstanding goal and then we conceded a penalty.
"We had a fantastic attitude in the first half."
Yesterday's stalemate means Arsenal have now been leapfrogged by Chelsea in the table and now sit in third place on goal difference.
And as they prepare for a tricky encounter away at Bolton Wanderers this weekend, Wenger will be looking for an immediate response to the latest setback in order to keep the Gunners title aspirations alive.
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