Former defender Lauren has backed Arsenal to win the Premier League title this season but insists that they must focus on one opponent at a time.
The former Cameroonian international was part of the Gunners' title winning 'Invincibles' squad in 2004 and is convinced about their chances of becoming the English champions once again.
As the clock ticks towards the business end of the campaign, Lauren considers this season title challenge a two horse race between Manchester City and his former employers, despite Chelsea's presence on top of the table
"I think this year we're going to win the Premier League. I'm 100 percent convinced. This team is growing in confidence and belief. I think it's between Arsenal and Manchester City. I'm not just saying that because they're at the top of the league. I was saying it in September," Lauren told talkSPORT.
The north London club are also in the running for FA Cup glory and will now host Liverpool in the fifth round at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
Since lifting the trophy in 2005, Arsene Wenger's side have failed to add silverware to their trophy cabinet for the last eight seasons.
However, the 37-year-old insists that the players must concentrate on their next opponents instead of their Champions League fixture against defending champions Bayern Munich next week.
"At the moment the team has to think about the FA Cup and the Champions League as well but they must focus. The season so far has been unbelievable and the team have to keep going and take it game by game. If the team start to think about Bayern Munich we're not going to win anything," he concluded.
The north London side faced reigning English Champions Manchester United at home in their previous league fixture on Wednesday. However, the clash between the two giants failed to produce a single goal despite the home side bombarding the Red Devils' goal posts with 17 shots in total.
The Gunners missed the opportunity to go on top of the table and have now accumulated 56 points from 26 matches, trailing leaders Jose Mourinho's side by a point.