Arsene Wenger has refused to speculate about Arsenal's chances of winning the title this season, but insists that he is determined to get all his players back fit after the international break.
The Gunners made it six wins in a row in the league against Newcastle on Saturday, taking their tally of points to 60 for the season, four points behind Chelsea and only one behind Manchester City. However, the Blues have two games in hand which can potentially take them 10 points clear and secure the title.
Arsenal rode on the back of a brace from Olivier Giroud to go 2-0 up in the first half but the energy drained in the second period as the Gunners hung on to complete a bravely fought victory. It was Arsenal's third away game in less than 12 days excluding a home game against West Ham United and the north London club have managed to win all three, in what has been a very impressive return.
Arsenal will now go on a two-week hiatus as the international break unfolds before hosting Liverpool at the Emirates, which is likely to be an intriguing game in the context of the Champions league spots.
Wenger, however, is not getting too ahead of himself given their run and believes that Chelsea are still quite far away and that he would rather have his players on the pitch against Liverpool than speculate on future honours.
"What we try to do is to win the next game and then after that, the other one. Now we have an international break where everybody goes on international duty. Let's hope everybody comes back fit because you could see that a few players were tired today," Wenger told Arsenal's official website.
"Chelsea have a good security and at the moment I feel they have enough to be quite serene. We have Manchester City in front of us but if you look behind us it is tight as well, so the important thing is to win our games. Chelsea have too much security," he added.