Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admitted for the first time that his side are title contenders.
The Gunners went back to the top of the table thanks to a decisive 1-0 win over Chelsea away from home on Sunday.
Despite the narrow scoreline, the Gunners dominated the match in both possession and chances created.
Post-game, manager Arteta told reporters: “We are [in contention] today.
“But in football, today and tomorrow is a very different. So let’s enjoy tonight.”
He then added:”What is a fantastic achievement is to see the team taking another step. We were under pressure because we lost the top spot.
“We prepared the game to come here and win but understanding that winning here is a different story. I’m really happy because they’ve done that step.”