The Gunners had a woeful start to the new campaign losing both their opening games but since then they have gone on a winning spree and are now on a nine-match unbeaten streak.
On a personal level, I'm really enjoying my time with Chelsea.
City's Riyad Mahrez blazed a penalty over the bar five minutes from time at Anfield as Liverpool remained unbeaten at home in the league since April 2017.
The Chelsea man came through a hard end to his Everton days as well as a serious hamstring injury at the start of his Stamford Bridge career to establish himself in the first-team picture under Maurizio Sarri, and he feels he deserves to be back in the squad after maturing on and off the pitch. The form of Eden Hazard is a big factor in what they're doing.
"If you want to see fresher (players), give them a summer break", he said. They were a completely different standard to Southampton. "I'd say the ones that have disappointed have been Manchester United, and to a certain extent, Tottenham".
"They were very impressive, kept the ball well, controlled the game from a possession point of view, and just looked a lot more risky".
While Van Dijk said it showed how much of a threat the Reds posed to the defending champions, he felt greater consistency over the course of the season would be the key to a title challenge.
"I'm playing a little bit more and that's important to me because it's important to adapt on the pitch by playing matches", Fabinho told the club's official website. "Because many players from Liverpool, Bayern Munich or Manchester City are away".
Liverpool and Man City are tied on points at the top of the table many both of them along with Chelsea are the only teams who are yet to taste defeat in the Premier League.
"Because we play against top nations, because it's for something".
The German boss said: "I know that people always are talking about - I don't know exactly why - Man City being clear or us being champion at the end of the season or whatever but they completely forgot Chelsea. We made it hard for them and they made it hard for us at times".