Arsene Wenger believes the Premier League title race will go to the final stages of the season after seeing his Arsenal side's ambitions boosted by the 1-0 win over Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners had started the day nine points adrift and seemingly no longer genuine contenders after successive defeats to the leading two of Manchester United and Chelsea.
However, the deficit was narrowed to six points after Abou Diaby's header earned the three points against Rafael Benitez's men -- United drew 1-1 at Aston Villa and leaders Chelsea lost 2-1 at Everton.
"I believe we will fight until the last second of the season, and that's what we want to continue to do," said a defiant Wenger.
"We believe we have a chance and you could see again that Chelsea lost, Manchester United dropped points, so it (the title race) is open for everybody."
Wenger, though, warned that more hard work lays ahead and is focusing only on the Gunners' immediate future.
"It can change quickly, but for us it is more important to focus on winning our next game (rather) than speaking about the title because we had a big shock in our last two games," he added.
The victory may have not been a vintage performance by his young side, but it reinforced Wenger's faith following a difficult couple of weeks.
The Arsenal manager added: "Nobody realises what it is to play Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool on the trot -- physically and mentally it is very demanding, especially with two massive disappointments.
"We have shown good togetherness, good discipline and then we got that little goal, which makes (it) a massive result for us."