By Adam Clark
Arsène Wenger insists Arsenal can still be Premiership champions this season.
The Frenchman saw his side drop two home points for the fourth time this season on Saturday but stressed the result against Newcastle does not leave Chelsea and Manchester United in a two-horse race for the top honour.
"It's not impossible," said Wenger. "We just have to fight to win the next game and see where that takes us. If players want to play regularly for Arsenal and they give up when we are still in November, there is just no point in any of us being here. Other teams can slip up as well."
Nonetheless, the three-times Premiership-winning manager conceded Arsenal's faltering form at Emirates Stadium has to improve quickly if the dream of another title is to become a reality.
"It's all about having patience and starting with a determined attitude," said Wenger. "We gave them too much to hold on to. We did well in the second half but we need that focus in every game that we play.
"A team always adjusts their focus to the difficulties they expect to meet, but you don't always get what you expect in a game. That is why we must not take the opposition into consideration when we prepare and instead concentrate on what we want to do, and how we want to do it."
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