It has been reported that Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta sees the Christmas period as crucial for the Premier League pace setters.
The former Everton star said: “The difference to previous years is we are top of the league when by now we would be 10 or 12 points behind whoever was first before, that is a big difference.
“The confidence and atmosphere is different and we want to maintain that.
“Does it matter we don’t have the experience of winning the title before? No – as long as you have the quality, the ambition and togetherness that we have, I think we are in a good position to do it.
“That is where we are and I think the Christmas period is going to be massively important.”