Gabriel Jesus promised that Arsenal will continue to fight until the end in their pursuit of the Premier League title, despite conceding the initiative to Manchester City due to their 3-3 draw against Southampton.
However, they managed to salvage a point in a game where they were trailing 2-1 until the 87th minute.
The Gunners will journey to City on Wednesday with a five-point advantage over their rivals, although they have played two more games and therefore must realistically secure a win in Manchester.
Arsenal only gained three points from their last three games
Instead of lamenting the loss of two points at home against the bottom-ranked team in the league, Jesus is maintaining a positive outlook as he looks ahead to the significant trip to the Etihad Stadium.
“We don’t want to come here and talk negative because we are very positive. What we are doing this season is amazing. The Premier League is tough,” Jesus told Sky Sports.
“Now is a difficult moment. It is time now to stick together until the end. We still have a lot of things to do this season. It is not over – we are still five points clear.
“Manchester City have two games in hand but if we want to be champions we have to go there to win the game – that is all.
“We are the youngest team in the league, though I’m not making excuses. Sometimes we do right and sometimes we do wrong.”
Jesus, who has been sidelined for a long time due to injury, has had a commendable performance upon his return to the field.
He added: “Everyone can make mistakes that is why it is so important to stick together. Anything can happen.
“Obviously we are not happy with the last three games. We dropped points and we know this is true – no one has to tell us. We dropped a little bit of our level and focus.
“This is the Premier League. It is so difficult to win this competition. But we are still there, we are still fighting and we will fight until the end.”