Arsene Wenger says the Premier League title race is too close to call.
With just over a third of the season gone, only four points separate the top five - with the Gunners in fourth place.
And Wenger refuses to count out champions Chelsea, despite their struggles this season.
“Mathematically you cannot rule them out - even the bottom teams are in it,” he said. “It is so difficult. It is so tight and I don’t even look at the league anymore because it is very, very tight.
“Last week we had a bad result against West Brom and so did Manchester City [against Liverpool] so it compacted the whole table.
“I believe it is a big opportunity for us but many teams can tell you that. We are in a position where you want to be after 13 games but there are 25 to go.
“If there’s five or six to go and we are in the race, of course [we are contenders]. I think we have a chance but it is very early. I know people always want to know what will happen in the future but let’s take care of the game on Sunday.”
Having lost at West Brom, Wenger is confident his side will bounce back in style at Norwich City on Sunday.
“It was a bad result - but on the day everything went against us,” he said. “They had one shot on target and scored two goals - that will not always happen.
“On top of that we missed a penalty and scored an own goal, so we had a nightmare. It was an unlucky day, that can happen in a season but after it is how you respond to that and we did that well on Tuesday.”
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