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Arsenal Analysed: 9 reasons why we shined in 23/24

Having witnessed the goals going in, clean sheets kept, wins racking up and us battling for the biggest prizes, it is easy to conclude the 2023/24 campaign was enjoyable to be a Gooner.

However, having been running the rule over Mikel Arteta's team all season long, Adrian Clarke is well-placed to give his verdict on why we were so impressive, which might not be so obvious to the untrained eye.

Here are the nine factors he felt were instrumental in our excellent form last term:

Best defence in Europe

Our off-the-ball work in 2023/24 was by far the most robust it has been under Mikel Arteta, and it helped us earn the division’s best defensive record.