Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has expressed his delight at his current career at the club after his third Premier League goal of the season helped beat Arsenal.

The Spaniard opened the scoring for The Blues at The Emirates Stadium after 20 minutes, and despite Gervinho's equaliser, fellow countryman's teasing free kick gave the visitors the win.

Torres has enjoyed a rejuvenated career at Chelsea, a tenure that looked set to be defined by his inability to justify his £50m transfer fee, with a raft of creative players newly brought in during the summer, providing the bullets for the 27 year old.

Fernando Torres
Torres opened the scoring against Arsenal. Reuters

'We knew before the game that we wanted to improve the results we had last season against the top teams,' said Torres.

"I am enjoying it more this season with the kind of players I have in the middle behind me,' he said.

"It is giving me a lot of support and I hope to improve, trying to create more chances for the team. I don't shoot on goal too much but even with this I am scoring goals so the team is going to improve - not just me, everyone.

"With this different style of football we are playing this season we are at the top of the league and we can dream of a very good season again.

"I had a very difficult beginning at Chelsea but that is in the past now, and I am enjoying the present with a great group of players and we are building a big team."

Torres netted his third Premier League goal of the season against The Gunners, and having enjoyed a decent Euro 2012, where he finished as the golden boot winner, the Spanish World Cup winner is enjoying a renaissance in his career.

Last season saw a lack of match fitness and form undermine his first full term with Chelsea, but with the likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar and Ramires providing the creative element of Roberto Di Matteo's side, Torres is enjoying a return to form.

Victory over Arsenal adds credence to Chelsea's hopes of claiming a fourth Premier League title, and Torres admits it was one of the side's aims to win matches against the division's big players.

"One of the main targets we have this season was winning these kind of games. For us to win against the top teams is very important because not having very good results against them last season was one of the reasons why we didn't finish in the top four.

"This was the first big test against a top team and we were able to get the three points and for that we should be proud.

"We have to improve more but all the attacking players are great players between the lines. We need to add more consistency in the system and for that we are training every day, but we can see in games like this we are improving.

"Arsenal are a great team with the ball but we could get the ball a lot of the time and this is the best way to defend."