It turns out Arsenal are England’s finest

It’s been a superb season for Arsenal so far, despite the opening day defeat to Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium, and the Gunners are showing themselves as contenders for honours across all competitions.

Currently one of four sides sat top of the Premier League, with Arsenal having the chance to make the spot their own this weekend against Sunderland, Arsene Wenger’s side are also on-song in Europe and secured their spot in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup with a 2-0 victory over Reading last night.

That result extended Arsenal’s tremendous record over the past 23 games, where the defeat against Liverpool stands as the only blip on an otherwise near-perfect run of form.

Arsenal have now gone 13 matches without defeat in all competitions this season, a run that’s better than any other English side, and the Gunners should extend their record further in the next two matches against Sunderland and Bulgarian champions Ludogorets.

Having conceded just 16 goals in that run, four of which came in the defeat to Liverpool, the Gunners also appear to have solved their defensive woes and a record of 14 clean sheets from 23 matches is a tremendous return.

The Gunners will be tested further in November though with tricky fixtures against Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain but, at this rate, there appears to be no stopping Arsenal.