West Brom midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu has given a damning verdict of Arsenal's Premier League tite credentials, insisting that they lack the "mentality" of their rivals Manchester United.
The Baggies put a huge dent in Arsenal's title aspirations, earning a 2-2 draw with Arsene Wenger's side at The Hawthorns on Saturday which, coupled with United's victory at home to Bolton, saw the Gunners fall five points adrift of the league leaders.
And Mulumbu believes it is in the mind where Arsenal have lost it, claiming they do not have the mental strength of the Old Trafford outfit.
"I think it will be very hard now for Arsenal," he told The Sun. "They have dropped a lot of points. I feel Manchester's team is too solid to let this championship slip. I think the title is already over and that Manchester will win it.
"It comes down to mentality. Manchester are very strong. In a game like Saturday's, I think they could come back and equalise and then win the game. I believe that's what Arsenal is missing a bit.
"I would say that's their downfall. The youth and the enthusiasm they have but, unfortunately, they do not have the mentality that Manchester possesses."