Last Updated: Sat, 07 Apr 2012 12:00
Roberto Mancini insists "anything can happen" in the title run-in despite fearing that City's chances might disappear this weekend.
After five months at the top, the Italian has seen his side overtaken by near rivals Manchester United in the last couple of weeks and many feel the champions will not be caught with just seven games remaining.
Mancini admitted earlier in the week that defeat for his team at Arsenal this weekend, coupled with a win for rivals Manchester United over QPR, would all but hand the trophy to Sir Alex Ferguson's men - who would increase their lead to eight points.
But the City manager is in no mood to give up the fight and believes his squad will fight to the end, in the hope that United do slip up in their remaining games - which include a trip to the Etihad Stadium.
Mancini said: "I can say I am proud of what the players have done in this championship. I think we have improved a lot as a team but it is not finished now. I don't believe this championship is finished.
"If they (United) win all their games, congratulations they deserved to win the title. But seven games from the end I think anything can happen. We lost four points in two games. It is possible to happen to them."
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