Arsene Wenger's side will travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday looking for their first victory at the stadium since October 2011, and Conte is expecting a hard test against his London rivals.
Wenger was pleased with his team's battling display, particularly in light of criticism they received following a dismal performance in their recent defeat at Liverpool.
The Gunners were roundly beaten 4-0 at Liverpool before the recent worldwide break and showed none of the commitment, guile or ability that was on show here.
"It was about mentality and a response from our last away game", Wenger said.
That opening weekend loss to Burnley aside, it has been a ideal start for Chelsea, with three successive league wins followed by a 6-0 thrashing of Qarabag in the Champions League on Tuesday.
"He has a muscular problem in his calf".
Arsenal are likely to recall a host of first-team regulars for the short trip.
Arsenal have won just two of their last 21 games against sides who also finished in the top six last season.
Arsenal return to Premier League action with a home clash against West Brom at The Emirates on Monday week.
For Chelsea, Eden Hazard continues to wait for his first start of the season as he continues to recover from a broken ankle. The answer of all my players in the last game was positive.
Chelsea have scored in 23 successive Premier League games at Stamford Bridge with over half of these (12) seeing them score three or more goals.
Arsenal have gone 13 years without winning the English title and last season failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years.