Arsène Wenger says the gap between the Premier League's top three and the chasing pack is "interesting… but not definitive".
Arsenal still lead the way after 22 games with Manchester City a point behind in second and Chelsea a further point back in third. A six-point gap has opened between the Blues and the two teams tied on 43 points - Liverpool and Tottenham.
In what is shaping up to be the closest, most competitive title race in recent years, that difference could yet be significant.
"There is a little, little, little [gap] you know," Wenger told Arsenal Player. "An interesting one but of course it's not a definitive one.
"That's why at the moment we go through a period where it's always like that, in January, February. You just focus on your games and then March, April is always [the time] to deal with the nerves.
"This is the period where you just want to be consistent and focus on yourself."