But naturally, the jury is still out on whether or not Arsene Wenger's side can be genuine title contenders. Until either Olivier Giroud or Gervinho, or even a transformed Theo Walcott can start firing in the goals on a regular basis, such doubts will remain.
They have been flawless so far in other competitions, though—specifically, the Capitol One Cup and the UEFA Champions League—and are threatening deep runs in both.
But in terms of the immediate future, the Gunners are braced for some intriguing fixtures, some which they'd be expected to win, and some, like a trip to Old Trafford, will test the side for its worth.
Here's an analysis of Arsenal's next 5 opponents.