Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger is adamant his side can end their wait for a first Premier League title at the end of the current campaign, insisting his players are now matured enough to handle the pressure of challenging for the top prize.
The North London side have been forced to watch from the sidelines as the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester City won the title in recent years.
The Gunners sit at the top of the log at the half way stage of the campaign, but many have cast doubts on their ability to sustain a title challenge.
Wenger however believes his side can weather the storm and emerge champion in May.
"You cannot say we have no chance after 19 games, we have a chance," the Frenchman said in his Wednesday's pre-match conference ahead of the game against Newcastle United.
"We are mature and the most important thing is at the end of the season to know we 've given everything.
"If is a team is better than us then fair enough. But we must give everything."
The former Monaco gaffer also indicated that the club will bring in a couple of new faces during the January transfer window.
"I've already said we are a bit short. We will be busy.