The Arsenal boss is currently set to guide the club to their best league campaign in a decade.
With Arsenal currently boasting an impressive winning sequence of seven successive Premier league victories, boss Arsene Wenger has pinpointed when and why his squad have been so strong in quotes on the official Arsenal website.
Highlighting the fallout from the World Cup, Wenger said that things really improved with the club's form at the turn of the year when he had an almost fully fit squad to choose from, helping him finally discover a balance between defence and attack.
“We had a difficult start this season compared to last year,” said the Frenchman. “This season we had many players out for four or five months after the World Cup and since we have found our cohesion with everybody back, we feel we have moved forward.
“I just think we are at a stage of the season where we took off in January, because we had nearly everybody available. That made us more efficient. We have maybe a better team balance between attacking and defending as well than we had [in the period] until January.”
At the moment Arsenal are riding high in second place in the division, and if they were to finish as Premier League runners-up it would be their highest finish in a decade.
The Gunners finished second in 2004-05, the season after the Invincibles campaign, but since then have had to settle for finishing third or fourth.
Wenger recognised their position in the league, and hinted that he hasn't given up hope of catching Arsenal's London rivals Chelsea, starting with Saturday's tough visit to relegation threatened Burnley. The Gunners won 3-0 against the Clarets in November, with Alexis Sanchez scoring a brace.
“We look behind us and people are chasing us, in front of us there’s quite a big distance with Chelsea but we work very hard to reduce that. They have a difficult schedule and we have a difficult schedule. What we can only do is master our own schedule.
“The target of the work during the season is that your team becomes stronger and we still have many challenges until the end.”