Arsene Wenger sets Arsenal target for the season ahead of Sunderland trip

Arsene Wenger sets out what he thinks it will take for Arsenal to win the Premier League this season

Arsene Wenger says he is targeting 86 points to win the Premier League with Arsenal this season.

The Frenchman has found himself under increasing pressure to win the top flight title after his failure to guide the Gunners to the trophy since the club’s famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 season.

The north London side have made a strong start to the new campaign and currently sit in second place in the table, level on points with leaders Manchester City after nine games of the campaign.

Arsenal ended up second in the table last season and 10 points behind eventual surprise champions Leicester City.

And Wenger believes that 86 points will be enough for his team to win the Premier League for the first time in more than a decade this season.

Wenger is quoted as saying by The Independent: “We have a competitive team in a competitive league. If you look well after nine games, the first trend is set, as they have 20 points.

“So the champion will have 82-86 points. Every game is a fight in this league. In every game you have to be absolutely at your best to win.

“For everyone else it is exactly the same, you have to be really focused on details, at a top, top level for every game. Every detail can make a difference to get you points.”

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Wenger has just entered into the final year of his Arsenal contract, with the Frenchman having been in charge at the club since 1996.

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