Scott Parker
Scott Parker is hoping to be fit and ready by Christmas.

Scott Parker insists Tottenham are not concerned about Arsenal's recent revival, after the Gunners closed the gap between the two sides to just one point.

Tottenham's lead over their north London rivals has been reduced from 10 points to one in the wake of three successive Premier League defeats.

Arsenal's remarkable 5-2 victory against Tottenham last month precipitated consecutive 2-1 wins over Liverpool and Newcastle and threw open the race for third-place.

Tottenham's blip prompted both Theo Walcott and team-mate Wojciech Szczesny to remark that third-place was an achievable goal for Arsenal, but Parker remains adamant Spurs will bounce back in the coming weeks.

"I wouldn't say we're worried one bit. We're focused. We need to win football matches. That's it," Parker told the Daily Mirror.

"We're in such a good league. Every week you're looking. There's Arsenal. There's Chelsea. Ultimately all we can do is keep performing and keep picking up results.

"We've got some good senior players here. William Gallas has been in this position before - he's won championships.

"We know what we need to do. We need to all pull together and see through the last remaining part of the season."

Since winning 5-0 at home to Newcastle, Tottenham have been held to a goalless draw in the FA Cup by League One side Stevenage, relinquished a two-goal advantage at Arsenal, succumbed 3-1 against Manchester United and lost 1-0 at Everton as Harry Redknapp's title hopes faded.

And Parker has implored his team-mates to rediscover the grit and tenacity that saw them go on an 11-game unbeaten run earlier in the season.

"The second-half performance against Arsenal was nowhere near our standard. Then against United we got the performance, but we all know this is a results business," Parker added.

"Hopefully we can go on a run now. We've got some difficult fixtures coming up."