Arsene Wenger believes his Arsenal stars have finally developed the mental toughness required to fight for the Premier League title as they face Stoke City on Saturday.
After a few wobbles of late, Wenger’s side have roared back into top gear with a 5-1 rout of West Ham last weekend followed by a 4-1 victory over Basel in the Champions League.
The Gunners are just three points behind Chelsea and they can temporarily take over at the top if they beat Stoke by two goals or more at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday before the leaders host West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.
“I believe that first of all we have a good team dynamic, we have a very strong team spirit and we have more maturity, definitely,” said Wenger, whose team are on a 13-match unbeaten run in the league.
“On our side we are in the middle of the fight and we have a chance. In December that’s very interesting.
“As you know, this is a very important month and for us even more because we have big games. Overall I’m very happy with the way we behave and with the consistency of our desire.”