Laurent Koscielny believes Arsenal are mentally strong enough to win the Premier League title.
The Gunners seem to finally be living up to their potential as they top the table in front of Manchester City and Chelsea.
Arsenal have shown they can turn on the style when they need to but also how they can dig in when games aren't going their way.
The defence has been very impressive this season, with Koscielny and Per Mertesacker fast becoming one of the best centre back partnerships in recent years.
Koscielny admits Arsenal have developed and believes they are stronger.
The French international said, reports Herald.ie: "We can't play 100 per cent all the time in the way we play, so there will be some moments in some games where we lack quality, where it will be more difficult, where it won't be pretty football, but we stay strong, we graft and we never give up.
"Mentally, we are stronger than ever. We have won some games this season that we would never have won last season.
"We can feel this season there is something special in the squad. We have all understood that we can achieve something together."
Manchester City and Chelsea sit right behind the Gunners and will be waiting for any sort of slip up.
Koscielny added: "We are where we want to be. It is down to us to stay there, stay focused and stay united, keep fighting for each other, stay consistent and humble like in the first six months (of the season) and maybe it will be our year and we will win it."
Arsenal travel to St Mary's to play Southampton in their next league game and will have to play at their best if they want to remain top for another week.
Chelsea take on West Ham and City visit White Hart Lane.
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