Arsène Wenger is not surprised by his side's consistency in the league this season.
Arsenal amassed the highest number of Premier League points in 2013 and have taken 42 from a possible 57 this campaign.
Consistency is not coincidence. We had a little blip, I don’t deny thatArsène Wenger
Wenger praised his side's mindset and is confident they will continue their fine form in 2014.
"These players have a classy attitude, they are hungry," Wenger said. "They want it and are ready to go for it.
"Consistency is not coincidence. We had a little blip, I don’t deny that.
"After Naples we lost six against Man City, that’s where everybody questioned us. After that it was important not to lose against Chelsea. We recovered from that.
"That [Man City loss] was also down to the fact that we played on Sunday against Everton, in Naples on Wednesday night and then at City on the Saturday morning. It was too much."Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 31 Dec 2013