At the elite level of sport fine margins matter.
Millimetres can change the course of a title race and every minuscule gain is a slight advantage over Premier League opposition.
It is for this reason that Arsenal have been in partnership with STATSports, the data supplier to some of the top teams in world football, for over 10 years.
You may not recognise the name but you will surely be familiar with the black vests worn by the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Vivianne Miedema in matches and training sessions.
Since Arsene Wenger arrived in North London in 1996 the Gunners have been at the vanguard of sports science innovation, and it seems that they are about to take things to the next level yet again.
As Mikel Arteta seeks to close the gap on Arsenal’s European rivals, ensuring his team are in peak physical condition is going to be key.