Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says it is frustrating to end the season without the title after his side could only manage a draw away at Sunderland.
With three games to go, the Gunners are twelve points behind leaders Leicester City and have only a Top Four finish to play for.
They host Norwich City next week before facing Manchester City away from home.
"We had good cohesion and movement off the ball in the first half," Wenger said.
"In the second half we dropped physically and the game became a bit more tight because both teams had chances. In the first half, we should have run into the dressing room with the lead. Overall, that is the story of the game.
"I felt a team like Sunderland is ready to fight for their lives. They never give up during the 90 minutes and they started with a bit of anxiety.
"We should have taken advantage of their level of anxiety at the start of the game, but we couldn't do it.
"The fact that we played Sunday, Thursday and then today, we suffered a little bit physically in the second half and then the game was much more difficult for us.
"[Not winning the title?] It is disappointing, because we play to win the league and the fact that we have not won it is of course frustrating like it is for many other teams."