Alexandre Lacazette says Arsenal need a miracle to win the Premier League after finding themselves 17 points behind leaders Man City 16 games into the season.
Arsene Wenger's side have only picked up one point from their previous two games and will be hoping to avoid a third consecutive game without a win when they travel to West Ham on Wednesday night.
Lacazette, who has scored eight goals in 16 league games this season, admits Arsenal must focus on finishing in the top four after struggling for consistency in the early stages of the campaign.
"It would be really complicated to win it at this point," he said when asked about a potential tilt at the title.
"We would really need a miracle. City would need to lose a lot of their games and we know their record. But the goal in coming here was always to qualify for the Champions League and if we could get the title, fantastic."
The French international has made a strong start to life at Arsenal since making his club-record £52m move from Lyon and has revealed Wenger was the key factor behind his decision to move to England.
"It was really the meeting with the coach that made me want to come here, it was something I had thought about since I was little," he said.
"I had spoken about it a lot for many years with (Arsenal midfielder) Francis Coquelin but it was really all about that meeting with the coach.
"I benefit from his experience on a daily basis, especially his past and how he has worked with various strikers.
"We are always chatting about small things I can do to make little improvements. It will be a really nice record for him too."
Asked if Thierry Henry's success at the club acted as inspiration, Lacazette added: "I guess, in terms of inspiration I do admire him but I wouldn't want to copy him.
"Everyone has their own career, their own fate and everyone writes their own story."