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Wenger Tells Arsenal Best Time to Win Premier League Title Is This Season
- Arsenal are leading the Premier League title race with little over half of the season gone
- The Gunners are hoping to win their first league title since the Invincibles in 2004
- They face a must-win top-of-the-table clash against Manchester City on Wednesday
When the season started, no one, not even Arsenal, would have dreamt of being in the title race. The club and fans had their sights on finishing in the top four and returning to the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2016.
Halfway through the season, the Gunners are three points ahead of champions Manchester City and have a game in hand, having been the best and most dominant team in the country by a mile.
Mikel Arteta's men are losing their grip on the first position and could drop to second if they lose against Manchester City on Wednesday, despite their game-in-hand advantage over the champions.
Wenger sends warning to Arsenal
The last manager to win the Premier League title for Arsenal in the 2003/04 season, Arsene Wenger, did so in remarkable fashion, going through the 38-game season unbeaten, as revealed by Premier League.
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He has now warned his former team that they have the best chance to end their title drought this season, and they must do it now.
‘‘You win it when you can win it, and you don’t care too much about the rest. You take the title and let the rest talk about it,’’ he told beIN Sports.
Wenger, who is currently FIFA's chief of global football development, also added that next season would be more competitive as most of their rivals underperforming this season would return to their best.
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‘‘I agree the conditions next season won’t be as favourable as they are now, so let us not miss this opportunity. Arsenal has 51 points after 21 games which is remarkable,’’ he said.
‘‘I feel the usual threats are all out of the race. The only threat is City, and even City is not as dominant as they were last year or two years before, and I feel since the start of the season, City was more vulnerable defensively than before,’’ he added.
What Arsenal needs to win title
Sports Brief earlier analysed what Arsenal must do to win the Premier League title, and it all borders around outwitting Manchester City.
The Gunners need to beat the record points for a league champion, 100 points set by Pep Guardiola's men in the 2018/19 season, a team current Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was a part of.
They must also pick up maximum points in their two legs against the Citizens starting tomorrow night at the Emirates Stadium.