But going into this weekend’s fixtures they are top of the table, and will hope to continue that lofty league position with a victory against Norwich City.
And according to stats aggregator WhoScored.com they will do so with the three best players in the league so far this term.
In terms of overall ratings the top three players in the Premier League so far this term are all Arsenal players.
Top of the pile is Olivier Giroud, second Aaron Ramsey and then in third place, the clubs record breaking signing Mesut Ozil.
But are the three best players in the Premier League right now really all Arsenal men?
I think it is very difficult to argue on one of the players. Aaron Ramsey has been the best player in the Premier League this season - of that there can be no doubt. Not only is he a threat going forward now, but also in defence he has been truly magnificent.
But what about Giroud and Ozil? Are they arguable suggestions?
Ozil, for one, has not played many games for the club - although has looked fantastic.
Giroud has been very good, linking up the play and scoring goals in the process. In reality, there is a case to say that these three are the best players in the Premier League, based on current form.
Who could potentially come above them?
Southampton’s imperious goalkeeper and defender Artur Boruc and Dejan Lovren? Daniel Sturridge? Wayne Rooney? Mousa Dembele? Yaya Toure?
All of these names could certainly say ‘what about me?’ when it comes down to who has been the best in the Premier League this season.
In all honesty, only perhaps Toure and Sturridge could claim to be in the top three, other then that there is no doubt that these three Arsenal players have been absolutely sensational, and certainly, at least, three of the best five players in the Premier League so far this term.
It just shows how well each and every player is performing in this current Arsenal team, that three players from the first-team could be considered to be the best in the league.
Even more so when it is hard to argue against it.
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