Terry leads his side to the Emirates next Monday for the key London derby hoping to inflict a third straight defeat on the Gunners.
He said: "We've got an opportunity to go away to Arsenal next week and go top of the league.
"They got a bit of a thumping, but they're a really good side and really good at home as well.
"It's going to be tough, but I think the motivation for us is to go there and beat them and go top of the league, which, just before Christmas, is a really good place to be."
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