Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident that his side can still confound the critics and make a strong challenge for this season's Premier League title.
A 2-0 home win over Sunderland kept the Gunners six points behind leaders Chelsea, but only two points back from Manchester United - who were beaten 3-1 at Everton at lunchtime on Saturday.
Wenger told reporters: "They will (drop points) because they play against each other, so it is impossible for one of the two not to drop points.
"Everton beat Manchester United today and they have beaten Chelsea. There are plenty of teams who you can drop points against.
"Sport is movement. It can change quickly and what looks right today can be different in three weeks. It is interesting because it is not predictable.
"We didn't talk about Manchester United's result before the game. I don't even know if the players knew. We didn't speak about it. For us, we know we have to win our games and that is what we tried to do.
"We have two fights. One is to get away from the teams in the fourth, fifth and sixth positions and the second is to get as close as possible to the top."