Speaking to the Daily Mail, Milo Pope said: "For the second consecutive season, Arsenal have made a fast start to the Premier League as they sit one point off first place, cementing themselves as genuine title contenders.
"With wins against Manchester United and Manchester City, the Gunners have certainly impressed despite a slip-up against Newcastle. They have the fifth best attack in the league after scoring 26 goals and have lost only once.
"They also have the joint best defence in the league with Liverpool, conceding only 10 goals so far. To add to this, they have the joint-first most clean sheets this season with five, alongside Crystal Palace and Newcastle.
"While there is still a long way to go this season and it is vey early days, the signs are positive for the Gunners. The only potential problem might come with having to compete in the Champions League as well as in the league."
Arsenal's grade for the 2023/24 Premier League season so far: A
Arsenal suffered their first defeat in the league shortly before the international break, losing 1–0 away at Newcastle in a game full of VAR controversy.
The Gunners, who return to action with a trip to Brentford on Saturday, will be closely watching the Man City vs Liverpool game on the same day.