Inter Milan star Patrick Vieira reckons Arsenal are playing better than when he led the team to the title as captain in 2004.
Arsenal did not lose a single Premier League match during that season.
He said: “Arsene has done some great things and the players are responding to him at the moment.
“When I left, Cesc Fabregas had the chance to be selected. And he has since blossomed.
“Theirry has left and Emmanuel Adebayor has never scored so many goals. Robin van Persie also feels he is like a leader now.
“In my time, we had a great team. We played well and were physically strong.
“But this current team plays better football than in our day.
“Whether that means they are going to win something is another story.
“But whatever happens, Arsenal are one of the two or three teams in Europe who play the best football.”