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Mikel Arteta sets points target for Arsenal to win the Premier League this season

Mikel Arteta knows how many points will be enough for Arsenal to beat Liverpool and City for the Premier League title this season

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has disclosed his thoughts on the points required to clinch the 2023/24 Premier League trophy in the heart of a riveting three-way title race with Manchester City and Liverpool.

The Gunners are in third, five points behind leaders Liverpool and four behind holders Manchester City, but will close the gap to the top to three if they beat Sheffield United on Monday.

Liverpool snatched a 99th minute winner at the City Ground against Nottingham Forest  on Saturday while Manchester City staged a comeback against neighbours Manchester United on Sunday to increase the pressure on the Gunners.

Arsenal are aware that any lapses could jeopardise their title aspirations and Arteta humorously acknowledged the uncertainty surrounding the points needed, hinting that a flawless run may be necessary to bring the coveted trophy back to north London after two decades.

During a press conference ahead of Monday night’s clash with Sheffield United, Mikel Arteta stated, “You always ask me this question and I never get it right. The demands, you might have to win every game. I don’t know. I have no clue.

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“There are a lot of games, and we are all going to have crazy schedules, and this league might be different from last season. Anything under 90 points I think would be very difficult.”

With 12 games left in the season, the maximum achievable points for the Gunners stand at 94. Arteta’s calculations seem to suggest that his team can afford no more than two setbacks before the final day of the season on May 19th.

The challenges ahead include demanding away fixtures against Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham, along with hosting Champions League-chasing Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium. 

Despite the opponents, Arteta’s squad remains hopeful, especially considering the upcoming clash between City and Liverpool next week. Additionally, Arsenal boasts the best goal difference in the league, with a +39 tally, a statistic they aim to enhance further on Monday night against Sheffield United.

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