Arsenal star Kolo Toure insists that The Gunners are still very much in the title race.
The Ivorian stopper thinks it is far too early for the North London giants to be ruled out of a title challenge.
Manchester United visit Emirates Stadium on Saturday - a match you can see live on Sky Sports 1 & HD1 - and Toure is looking for Arsenal to kick-start their Premier League campaign after recent slip-ups against Stoke and Spurs.
"Beating Manchester United would definitely turn things around for us," he said.
"A win would be really fantastic for us and would show that we'd be there for the title. But it's not a must-win, it's just another game.
"We know that the Premier League is really long, we are not in the second half yet.
"We just need to take it as a really important game and show United and those big clubs that we are there to fight for the title.
"It's going to be a good game and we will show them we are still in the race for the title.
"We are fourth at the moment. We are six points behind but the season is really long. We just need to play game by game and win matches."
Arsenal are likely to start with Nicklas Bendtner and Carlos Vela, with Emmanuel Adebayor, Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott all sidelined - but Toure has confidence in the two young front-men.
"The younger players have shown that they can handle the pressure. When the boss gives them the chances, they score," he added.
"Vela scored three goals against Sheffield United (in the Carling Cup). It wasn't a really easy game and he showed he is a good striker. He is progressing really well.
"Bendtner is doing really well too, he is doing his best at the moment.
"Obviously he didn't score against Fenerbahce [on Wednesday] but I think on Saturday if he gets a chance he will do it.
"The United defenders are a good test. It's up to them to show now that it doesn't matter against who they play, they can take their chances."