Striker Olivier Giroud is wary of getting carried away by talk of an Arsenal title tilt, saying it is too early in the season to entertain such thoughts.
While is happy to see his side fighting for top spot in the Premier League standings, Giroud is all too aware that nothing is won at this stage of the season.
The Frenchman would prefer to remain focused on the task at hand; consistently producing a high level of performance in the each and every game.
Speaking to the club's official website, the imposing frontman said: "We've only played a quarter of the league.
"It's still the beginning of the league and I'm not the man who will speak too much because we are first.
"We enjoy this position, obviously we want to finish first and win the league, but we know there is a long time to go.
"We're in a good moment and we need to keep it up and be consistent."
Giroud just recently returned from the toe injury he sustained in the Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain, and will be pushing for a starting place when the Gunners face Ludogorets in Europe's premier club competition on Tuesday night.
He undoubtedly gave manager Arsene Wenger food for thought after stepping off the bench to net a brace in the 4-1 victory at Sunderland on Saturday.
Giroud added: "If I could do that in every single game, I would be the most happy man.
"I've been lucky today – I had great assists from my team-mates, so I always try to finish the job well.
"It's a big time for me because I'm coming back from a tough injury and I'm very happy to get back on the pitch. It's nice for myself and the team. To score is always important for a striker."