Djourou's rallying call
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Johan Djourou claims the mood in the Arsenal camp is one of defiance.
Johan Djourou claims the mood in the Arsenal camp is defiant and that Arsene Wenger's side still have title aspirations.
A last-gasp goal from Emmanuel Adebayor on Wednesday night secured a three-point haul against Wigan, which moves Arsenal up to third behind Chelsea and Manchester United.
Despite a rare victory on North West soil, they still trail United by 15 points, in what the bookies feel is an unbridgeable gap given the 100-1 odds available for Arsenal winning the league.
However, Djourou remains a model of optimism and it is with relish that he considers the prospect of chasing a top two, who for many, now look out of sight.
"The Premiership isn't over. It doesn't end until May, so anything is possible," said Djourou.
"I know we're far behind now, with Chelsea and Manchester United above us, but we're going to try and win every game and try and catch them up.
"I know everybody is saying it will be hard, but the belief is there, and with this win we've got our league season back on track.
"But we're going to go for all the competitions. We've got the FA Cup and Champions League, so we're going to do our best to try and win everything."
Djourou, still very much in the fledgling stage of his career at just 19, believes the understanding he is developing with Kolo Toure has been fundamental in his excellent form of late.
"Kolo and I have a good relationship in and out of football," he added.
"He is a great player, and when you have someone like him next to you, you are learning every day.
"He's great for me because he has so much Premiership and international experience, and that can only help me."