He said: "I played through it and now I have come out the other side, scoring goals and feeling great.
"We are keeping pace at the top and we are not at our best yet, while few would argue that Arsenal are playing to their full potential at the moment.
"But people are saying we are out of it and struggling. Wrong. We are in the first week of November, in a better position than we were this time last season and unbeaten in the league with a game in hand on most.
"Let us see where we are when the prizes are handed out come May, that is what counts."