Arsène Wenger’s team remain unbeaten so far this campaign following Laurent Koscielny’s late equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Manchester City on Sunday.
Despite the summer departures of Robin van Persie and Alex Song,
“There has been a confidence boost for everyone because we have already been to three of the toughest places you can go – Liverpool, Manchester City and Stoke – and I think we deserved to win all of them.” Arteta said.
“Two of them we drew and one we won, but we could have won them all easily.
“It shows we are doing things in the right way. We are training well, the team is organised and ambitious, but we are not comfortable (complacent) and we want more and more each game.
“I don’t know what is going to happen in the title race, but with what happened in the last few years, it is clear that we haven’t won the title and we have been far from it.
“What we are trying to do is get as close as we can and keep building that belief that we are as good as the Manchester clubs.
“If we carry on until March or April when it is really tight and hang in there, I think the spirit we have got in this team can get us something.”
Arsenal earned a point at the Etihad Stadium, despite the absence of flu victim Thomas Vermaelen, and Arteta claims the result highlighted the strength of Wenger’s squad.
“Thomas wasn’t at Manchester City and Koscielny came on.” Arteta said. “Aaron Ramsey played on the right and he was superb.
“It allows you to make changes but the quality and performance in the team doesn’t get affected.
“That is really important because you know at some point you get injuries, you get suspensions and you need to change the team a bit. If the level keeps that high then it is a very good thing for the team.”