The Gunners may be top of the Premier League but red-hot Manchester City remain the bookies favourites to win the championship.
The Ox said: "When people are doubting you or saying you're not capable of doing something, it gives you that motivation to prove them wrong.
"At the same time, when you aren't favourites you can go about your work quietly - and the most important thing is that we know what we need to do to finish where we want to finish. That's the only thing that matters.
"The manager, the coaching staff and as a group of players, we all know what needs to be done - to keep winning games consistently.
"As long as we keep that togetherness and that belief in ourselves, it is up to us how well we do this year."
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