Arsène Wenger believes his side’s strong performance against Manchester City last weekend has helped them “turn a corner”.

The Gunners went into the match on the back of a heavy defeat at Chelsea and a disappointing 2-2 draw against Swansea City.

Despite falling behind to Manuel Pellegrini’s team, Arsenal roared back in the second half to claim a draw and could even have taken all three points.

It is disappointing to have dropped off top of course and we have to give absolutely everything to come back into it

Arsène Wenger

Wenger says the fluency of their display came at a vital time and has boosted confidence ahead of Sunday’s game at Everton.

“We were a bit flat after the Swansea and Chelsea games, and what was vital for us was not to lose against City and if possible to win,” he said.

“But at least [we had] to come out with a strong performance. We feel we have done that so I think we have turned the corner and we have an opportunity to show that against Everton.

“We have not given up on [the title] - as long as there is a mathematical chance we want to fight. It is disappointing to have dropped off top of course and we have to give absolutely everything to come back into it.

“We’re certainly still outsiders. But if you don’t fight and you then have results like Crystal Palace v Chelsea and you’ve given up because you didn’t believe, you would be absolutely 100 per cent guilty.

“We have a small percentage [of a chance] to do it, but with this small percentage you have to give absolutely everything to make it possible.”

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Rob Kelly 4 Apr 2014