Emmanuel Adebayor insists Arsenal might as well pack up and go home now if they did not believe they could force themselves back into the title race.
After a troubled first half of the campaign which saw William Gallas stripped of the captaincy following public criticism of the team, the Gunners have slowly started to recapture their form.
However, Arsene Wenger's side remain outside the top four and are six points behind new leaders Manchester United, who have a game in hand.
"The most important thing is that we keep on going and keep on believing in ourselves and thinking we can do something. That is the only way we can improve our football," Adebayor said.
"If we didn't believe we could still win the title, we might as well just ask the boss if we could spend the season back home enjoying ourselves with our families."