Carl Jenkinson is not worried about being counted out of the title race - because he knows just how quickly the situation can change in the Premier League.
Following last weekend’s defeat to Chelsea and Tuesday night’s 2-2 draw with Swansea, the Gunners find themselves six points off top spot with seven games remaining.
While Jenkinson admits they face a tall order to get back into contention, he sees Saturday’s game against Manchester City as the perfect opportunity.
One minute you're the best thing since sliced bread and the next minute it's all going wrong. Things can change quicklyCarl Jenkinson
“I think you've got to be realistic but you've got to believe,” the right back said. “It's going to be incredibly difficult but there's going to be a lot of twists and turns before the end of the season.
“If you are a player at the highest level and you play for a club like Arsenal you can never stop believing. You're in the wrong sport and you're playing for the wrong team if you're just going to give up and think it's all over when it's not.
“Football changes so quickly. One minute you're the best thing since sliced bread and the next minute it's all going wrong. Things can change quickly, if we beat Man City on Saturday all of a sudden we're back in the title race and everything is back on track.
“You can't get too down when things are going badly. It's just about keeping your focus, looking to the future and winning games.”