Arsène Wenger faced the media on Friday morning to preview Sunday’s match at Old Trafford.

It’s the first of a number of tough away fixtures Arsenal still have to face this season, with visits to Tottenham, West Ham, Everton and Manchester City all still to come. We’re used to hearing points totals and targets announced, such as ’40 points to stay up’, but the boss wouldn’t be drawn on how many points will win the title this season.

“Everybody drops points, it’s very unpredictable,” the Frenchman said to the media. Arsenal have rediscovered some form after stumbling through January, and are in a strong position now, just two points off the top.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Arsene Wenger the manager of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium February 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Arsenal claimed all three points against Leicester City in their last Premier League outing. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Leicester City are there to be caught, and Arsenal have the momentum to catch them.

“I think we have rebuilt a good run in the Premier League and we want to continue that, get over the disappointment of the result we had in the Champions League and now focus on the Premier League where we have a big part to play.

“How many points will be needed we don’t know, but let’s not set any limit on the number of points we can make.”

There are 12 points to go and, as far as Wenger is concerned, 36 points to win. There’s nothing to stop us claiming all of them, unlikely as that may seem, so why set a limit on ourselves?

Maybe 80 points will be enough to be crowned champions come May, or perhaps even fewer than that. Either way, Arsenal need to take it one game at a time. That means, come Sunday, have full focus on winning just three more points.

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