OLIVIER DACOURT says Arsenal are not the best team in the Premiership - they are the best in Europe.
The Leeds midfielder saw for himself at Elland Road the power of Arsene Wenger's champions.
Dacourt said: "Real won the Champions League and are the benchmark for the whole of Europe.
"But I am sure that, if Arsenal played them now, they would beat them.
"Yes, I honestly do believe, on present form, Arsenal are the best."
French international Dacourt insisted: "In the Premiership nobody can touch them. Everybody is fighting to be second.
"Certainly, if they play week-in, week-out like they did against us, then it will be very difficult for the rest to catch up.
"They are the best team in England by far and they proved it here. They are much better than they were even last season when they won the Double.
"Everything about them is so good. They play with pace, skill and simplicity.