November tends to be the month when Arsenal have the wobbles, but boss Arsene Wenger is hoping this year will be an exception. The second-placed Gunners are five points behind the Blues at the summit with a game in hand and face their London rivals at the end of this month.
"Traditionally November has not been a good month for us," said Wenger.
"But I explain that by the fact we had more injuries - it is the first period when they kick in.
"It depends on the fixtures too - you can have two or three difficult games in November. You have decisive games in the Champions League and the players go on international duty.
"Now we have that break and all the players fly away so let's hope they all fly back in good shape.
"After that we go to Sunderland (on November 21) and that is always a difficult place to go."