In a surprising turn of events that has caught the attention of football enthusiasts worldwide, Arsenal Football Club has showcased a commendable defensive record, especially when playing away from their home ground, the Emirates Stadium.

Yesterday, Arsenal secured a 1-0 victory against Everton, further solidifying their impressive streak of clean sheets in away matches. Since the commencement of the previous season, the Gunners have managed to keep their opponents from scoring in 12 away games. This statistic is particularly noteworthy when considering that the next two teams trailing behind Arsenal in this category, including title contenders Manchester City, have only achieved seven clean sheets away from home.

Historically, Arsenal hasn't been synonymous with such a robust defensive record, especially in the last few years. However, under the strategic leadership of Mikel Arteta, the team seems to have undergone a significant transformation. They now exhibit a defensive solidity that has often been absent in their performances in recent times.

Interestingly, while their away record is laudable, Arsenal's defensive performance at the Emirates Stadium has been less consistent. The team has frequently conceded the first goal and has occasionally appeared more susceptible to defensive lapses when playing at home.

Despite these inconsistencies at home, the overall improvement in Arsenal's defensive tactics cannot be overlooked. Arteta's influence is evident, and his ability to instill a sense of discipline and organization in the team has been a key factor in their recent successes.

The upcoming days are crucial for Arsenal as they prepare to make a return to the Champions League, a competition they haven't participated in for the past six years. They are set to face PSV on Wednesday night, and fans are eagerly awaiting to see how Arteta will navigate this prestigious tournament, given his commendable performance in the Premier League.

This season marks Arsenal's first appearance in the Champions League after a hiatus of six years. Given their current form and the evident improvements under Arteta's management, many believe this is the strongest Arsenal side that has taken to the field in over a decade.

In conclusion, while the journey ahead is filled with challenges, Arsenal's recent performances, especially their away game record, have provided fans with a renewed sense of hope and optimism. As they gear up for the Champions League and continue their Premier League campaign, the football world will be keenly watching to see if they can maintain this momentum and perhaps even reclaim their position among Europe's elite.