Arsenal boss Unai Emery was delighted after their 3-1 win over Leicester City.
Consecutive Premier League defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea were followed by seven straight wins, putting the Gunners within two points of the summit; and results elsewhere have been just as impressive.
Arsenal's next league game is away at Crystal Palace on Sunday, after they play Sporting in Lisbon on Thursday in the Europa League.
A sublime display from captain Mesut Ozil inspired Arsenal as they came from behind to beat Leicester and extend their winning run to 10 games.
Rob Holding, so impressive in the Arsenal defence in recent games, was struggling to to contain the Nigeria global and was cautioned for pulling him back on the halfway line.
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Patriots receiver Josh Gordon caught four passes for 100 yards, but he was called upon to play defense on the Hail Mary play. Losses like these are already getting old for the Bears, who fell from first place in the NFC North to a tie for last.
'And for us, it's very important today to win against Leicester because they are behind us, but near, and today I think we are creating a big distance for another team that is behind us.
Ndidi led the Leicester response with a powerful header that rattled the bar from James Maddison's corner.
The German playmaker then ran the show after the break as his stunning pass led to Bellerin teeing-up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who finished from close range to make it 2-1 in the 63rd minute - just minutes after coming off the bench.
But Emery sent on Aubameyang for Lichtsteiner after 61 minutes and the switch paid instant dividends two minutes later.
His whipped cross was deflected off Hector Bellerin and into the back of the net.
This was Arsenal at their finest as Ozil and Lacazette combined to carve open the Leicester defence in a blur of flicks and tricks, presenting Aubameyang with a simple chance to tap in his eighth goal of the season.