However, there is still a belief in some circles that top four isn’t even a foregone conclusion for Mikel Arteta’s men.
It’s easy to see why that might be the case when you consider how they fell apart at the back end of last season.
Edu failed to bring anyone to the Emirates Stadium in January despite selling Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and that initial decision came back to bite them.
Now challenging for the title, the Brazilian technical director can’t afford to let that happen again.
The latest name on the rumour mill is that of Noah Okafor.
Just 22 years of age, the Switzerland international has found the back of the net on nine occasions this term while playing a club notorious for producing some of the best around.
The Red Bull scouting network is remarkable, with the likes of Sadie Mane and Erling Haaland learning their trade with the Austrian club.
It’s a fabulous breeding ground for young talent and Okafor is the latest in an illustrious list of names to pass through their corridors.
A natural centre forward, the young Swiss is already doing Haaland-like things.
Meanwhile, Okafor is the only player besides Haaland to score on each of the first three matchdays of a Champions League campaign for an Austrian club, and the first Swiss player to do so too.
He is on for a special goal haul this season but Arsenal will hope it’s them he’s plying his trade for come 2023.
Possessing ‘blistering pace’, it’s not just goals and their club history that make the two alike, with Haaland and Okafor very much cut from a similar cloth when it comes to their speed.
The comparison in question does not guarantee that the Salzburg ace will come in and immediately score 17 Premier League goals, but it does make the attacker an exciting proposition.
Either way, Arsenal must ensure they’re at the front of the queue to sign him next year. He could just be their answer to Manchester City’s freakish goal machine.