Arsenal are reportedly working with renowned psychologist Dr Ceri Evans in an attempt to boost their performances, according to The Telegraph.
Evans has previously worked with the All Blacks, helping them win the Rugby World Cup in 2011 and 2015, as well as Formula One world champions Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
Arsenal have frequently been accused of being frail mentally with many observers pointing to this as the prime reason for their failure to win a Premier League title since 2004.
An Arsenal spokesman told the Telegraph: “We are always looking for new ways to progress and continue competing at the top of the game.
“This involves every aspect of the way we work with our players and this is part of that continuous improvement. We will not discuss any detail of this work.”
Certainly the Gunners seem tougher this season, something which has been borne out by recent results, and indeed by the fact that they remain unbeaten since the opening day.
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The Gunners have salvaged results from games that looked lost this season on several occasions, including draws against Manchester United and PSG and a last-gasp win over Burnley.
Wenger’s men also came back from 2-0 down away at Ludogorets to win 3-2 suggesting there has been a change in mentality this season.
The Frenchman has also been quick to point out an improved durability to his side this season and fans will be hoping it continues all the way until May and is rewarded with a Premier League title.