It is still very early days of course, and we have seen from the recent troubles of Man City after a 100 percent start how quickly things can change, but at the minute it looks as though Arsenal and Manchester United are going to be there or thereabouts when the Premier League trophy is handed out in May.
Both of us have picked up some decent results in the early stages of the season and both of us are now playing with more confidence and flair, and the goals are coming. So when Louis van Gaal and his players arrive at the Emirates stadium on Sunday, could we be seeing an early blow struck by the eventual title winners?
United now find themselves on top of the EPL table, but a two goal win for the Gunners on Sunday would put us level on points and with the same goal difference. Perhaps even more important than the points, however, is the morale boost that the winner will get, while the loser will have their current form and confidence damaged.
United go to Everton in their next league game and they host Man City after that, so a blow struck by Arsenal at the weekend could lead to a bad run for them, but the same could be said of us, although our fixtures in the coming weeks are looking better, with Watford away, Everton at home and Swansea.
In fact, United have so far had just one game against their four biggest rivals and this will be the third for us. I am not writing off Chelsea and Man City, or even Liverpool after they won this weekend, but if their current form carries on then they could be leaving too much to do.
So could Arsenal v Man United be a crucial game in the race for the title, even at this early stage?