Arsenal ace Denilson insists they can still win the title, claiming they are the best team in the Premier League.
The Gunners missed the chance to briefly go top of the table on Saturday as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Sunderland.
Now Arsenal find themselves four points adrift of champions Chelsea, with the rivals due to meet at Stamford Bridge on Sunday 3rd October.
"Arsenal are the best team," the Brazilian midfielder said after the draw at Sunderland.
"We have the players and we have the touch. Chelsea have very strong players but they are old.
"This was just one game, we are still in a good position - and we play like Barcelona. Arsenal are going to win a trophy this season."
Denilson insists the draw at Sunderland, which came courtesy of a last-minute equaliser from Darren Bent, was not a disaster.
"You can't expect to win at Sunderland," he said.
"Sunderland have beaten the best sides here; it was always going to be a big game. It's always difficult, it's a tough place to play but I still think we can win the Premier League. You can't use this one result to say we're not ready.
"We have shown how well we can play and the spirit is there. We have some very good young players, such as Jack Wilshere, coming through.
"We have dropped points here but I am confident we will bounce back. I can understand the fans being impatient but we have the best manager who tries not to put us under too much pressure. We all have to show him how much we want it."