Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted on Sunday that the Gunners' hopes of snatching the Premier League title were virtually over after the 1-0 defeat at Manchester City.
Defeat left Arsenal 12 points adrift of leaders City and Wenger conceded it would be tough to win the title from such a long way behind.
"It will be difficult to close the gap on City now, but we will try," said Wenger.
"This was a game we couldn't afford to lose. It's difficult to take but we will continue to fight."