Watford have earned the respect of the Premier League since their promotion, says head coach Quique Sanchez Flores.
The Hornets are currently 13th after last weekend's 2-0 win at Stoke.
"The most positive thing is we're playing like a confident team. We've won the respect of the league," Flores told BBC Three Counties Radio.
"For example, Arsenal didn't rest any players against us even though they had an important [Champions League] match three days afterwards."
He added: "We feel we are working well and the other teams recognise that we are doing it the right way."
Spaniard Flores, who took over in the summer following the club's promotion from the Championship last term, has seen his side defeat Newcastle, Swansea and Stoke, as well as earning four draws from their first 10 games.
On Saturday, Watford welcome third-placed West Ham to Vicarage Road, and Flores says points are not the only way he determines how his side are doing.
"It's very important to make a difference between results and what we are doing, because sometimes we play well and we lose, and one day in the future we will not play well and win," he said.
"It's very important to analyse every point in different stations of the year."