By ESPNSTAR.com staff
The defending champions find themselves 11 points off the pace set by Barcelona, after losing their previous La Liga fixture 1-0 to Real Betis.
Faced with the prospect of taking on surprise package Atletico Madrid for their next game, Arbeloa told the club's official website that Jose Mourinho's side were fully focused on obtaining all three points in order to catch their Catalan rivals.
"I think that if anyone's capable of turning a situation like this around, if anyone's capable of pulling together and fighting on, it's Real Madrid," he stated.
"It's something that's in our DNA, in the DNA of this shirt, of this club, fighting to the end and achieving the impossible."
Nevertheless, the full-back expected neighbouring Atletico to provide a stern test for his team.
"You only have to look at the table and especially see how they're playing to realise this. Since [Diego] Simeone arrived I think that they've changed completely and nowadays it's one of the best teams in Europe," Arbeloa noted.
"I've played many important and very difficult matches. I think that Real Madrid has complicated matches every weekend because we always play against rivals that want to give one hundred percent and for whom it's the match of the year. Undoubtedly the match next Saturday will also be one of the most difficult."
The derby fixture between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid takes places this weekend.