A superb, mature performance in a 2-0 victory at Spurs gave Arsenal a commanding eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League.
After 14 minutes, Arsenal was given a boost when Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made a costly error and put a Bukayo Saka cross into his own goal, finally Mikel Arteta's team got what they deserved when captain Martin Odegaard blasted in a second goal from outside the box nine minutes before halftime.
In charge of the title race, the north London derby double was successfully completed by Arsenal. There is an air of assurance and self-belief throughout Arsenal. They fully deserve to be in such a commanding position as they have been the greatest team in the Premier League through these first 18 games.