Arsene 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 that"
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."
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