“Yes, I have a target” – Mikel Arteta reveals Premier League title-winning points tally for Arsenal, AMBITIONS exceed ‘The Invincibles’ record

Mikel Arteta told the press how many points are needed to win the league this season.


“Yes, I have a target” – Mikel Arteta reveals Premier League title-winning points tally for Arsenal, AMBITIONS exceed ‘The Invincibles’ record

Mikel Arteta and the Invincibles. (Image via International Champions Cup)

It is no surprise that Mikel Arteta expects the ‘very’ best from his side. However, in a recent interaction with reporters, the Spaniard revealed that he has the highest standards in place for his squad.

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When asked if the Gunners had a target or number that they want to achieve this season, Arteta’s reply surprised many.

My target? Yes. 96-100 and you win the league. Thats the cushion.

Arsenal leads the Premier League with a 2-point gap over second-place Manchester City, securing 33 points from 14 games. Coach Arteta draws motivation solely from his team’s performance, emphasizing he can’t control what other teams do.

Jumping back to the discussion at hand, Arteta and co. will only be able to realize their goal of 96-100 under testing circumstances. They will only have a safety cushion of 3 losses and even though it looks sceptical, Manchester City hit 100 points in the 2017/18 season.

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The Cityzens lost a total of just 2 games that season. Meanwhile, Arsenal will have to break the record held by the mighty ‘invincibles’ (90 points) to realize Mikel Arteta’s goal.

Aaron Ramsdale’s transfer: Arteta has his say

Mikel Arteta has had his say about Aaron Ramsdale‘s potential transfer to Newcastle Newcastle United. The Arsenal #1 has been ‘replaced’ by David Raya since late September and has been riding the bench ever since. However, a potential move to Newcastle United is on the cards as the Arsenal boss made it clear as to what he wants the player to do.

Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsdale
Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsdale (Via X/@SkyNews & goal)
I want Aaron with us. We have two very, very good goalkeepers...Aaron is staying with us.

He outlined the club’s philosophy, emphasizing the need to build upon their existing strengths. That’s the plan. However, he didn’t rule out a possible exit for Ramsdale.

I won't do that to any player and that someone will leave in the next window or stay for the next three years. 

He stressed the uncertainty and lack of guarantee regarding transfers and whether any “player or staff will go to Newcastle“. Newcastle United goalkeeper Nick Pope has been ruled out for several months after a dislocated shoulder against Burnley calls for a potential surgery.

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