Arsene Wenger believes Sunday's encounter versus Manchester United will make or break his side's season.
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- will make or break his side's season.
Wenger's men have suffered a torrid time in recent weeks, slipping away from the summit of the Premier League table, before, on Tuesday against Liverpool, exiting the UEFA Champions League.
Defeat against The Red Devils at Old Trafford would all-but end Arsenal's faint hopes of overhauling Sir Alex Ferguson's side - who hold a six-point advantage over the third-placed Gunners.
But the French tactician is adamant that his side still believe they can pull off a dramatic turnaround.
It's not over
"The season is not over. I believe what is at stake on Sunday is the work of the whole year," he said on Sky Sports News
"Do you really think that we go to Manchester United on Sunday believing the season is over? That would be ridiculous.
"We have worked extremely hard since the first day of the season against all the odds.
"We will fight until the last second of the championship, especially on Sunday. If we win on Sunday then realistically we can win the title."
Jens Lehmann recently launched another scathing attack over spending the majority of the season on the substitutes' bench.
But Wenger refused to criticise the German international, adding: "Basically if you can find a player in the country that is happy that he doesn't play then that is a problem.
"I don't speak about it. I select my team. I have nothing personal against Jens.
"I do not think he has ever been disrespectful to me in any training session or any contact I have had with him."