It has been reported that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hopes to be top on Christmas Day.
The Gunners face Chelsea tonight.
The Frenchman said: “We have self-belief but I can talk here – let’s show it on Monday night. What it means is that when you want to play a big part in the race for the championship, you want to win the big games at home. That is what is at stake. We want to respond in a very strong manner to our last defeat.”