The Gunners are on a nine-game winning streak across all competitions and have won all of their last six Premier League matches to put themselves just two points shy of the league-leading trio of Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool.
Questions were asked of Unai Emery's tactics after back-to-back defeats to City and Chelsea to start the season, but confidence is growing at the Emirates Stadium. I don't think they have been tested that much really, and they lost their two games against Manchester City and Chelsea - although they were unlucky against Chelsea.
'Even without someone who was considered to be their best player last season in Kevin De Bruyne, they're still sitting top of the table after eight games.
Chelsea are capable of winning the English Premier League title this season on the strength of their performances so far, according to Michael Essien.
However, former Manchester United defender Neville feels that Chelsea FC can not yet be discussed as title contenders because he thinks he has spotted some weaknesses in their recent performances.
Their position in the table and an in-form Eden Hazard has inevitably prompted suggestions that the Blues could end up being one of the main challengers for the Premier League title this season.
Matt Le Tissier has told Sky Sports that he believes Tottenham Hotspur will finish in the top four of the Premier League, but only on one condition - Christian Eriksen returns to fitness and remains available.
"They were very impressive, kept the ball well, controlled the game from a possession point of view, and just looked a lot more unsafe".
"Manchester United have got some ground to make up if they are going to be in contention".
The Gunners had a woeful start to the new campaign losing both their opening games but since then they have gone on a winning spree and are now on a nine-match unbeaten streak. "In fact, I am still not sure they will make it into the top four".
Arsenal return to action after the worldwide break by hosting Leicester a week on Monday (8pm).