Tomas Rosicky believes the Premier League is the most exciting and most competitive league in the world.
Barcelona are widely regarded as the best team in the world at the moment, despite playing in a relatively easy league, where only the top two challenge for the title.
In England, however, the recent dominance of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool has changed, with Liverpool dropping out of the top four, and Tottenham and Manchester City posing a threat in the title race.
Rosicky also knows you're in for a fight against any of the teams in the bottom half of the table.
He said: "It is not about four teams as it used to be. Others have joined the race - Manchester City and Tottenham.
"The quality of Premier League teams is so high that if you step off the gas you are immediately punished.
"If you go to Wolves, for instance, it is a war from the kick-off to the final whistle. Still, this is why the Premier League is so thrilling."
So, does the Czech Republic midfielder believe this current Arsenal squad is good enough to conquer the best league in the world?
An optimistic Rosicky believes so, as this is the strongest squad he feels he has played in since joining the club.
He explained: "There is no reason why we can't win the title.
"I don't know why we should be considered as a team which cannot win it, especially knowing we were top of the table two weeks ago.
"We will know more after the Christmas spell but I'm optimistic."
"I think this is the strongest squad we have had over the years I have been with Arsenal."
The quality of Premier League teams is so high that if you step off the gas you are immediately punished.
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