Arteta: ‘Arsenal must reach 100 points to win the Premier League’

Arteta: 'Arsenal must reach 100 points to win the Premier League' 3

Arteta: ‘Arsenal must reach 100 points to win the Premier League’

Coach Mikel Arteta rates Man City as the strongest club in Premier League history and Arsenal may have to reach the 100-point mark if they want to win the title.

In the closing round at Emirates Stadium yesterday May 19, Arsenal defeated Everton 2-1 thanks to Takehiro Tomiyasu and Kai Havertz.

However, after the match, tens of thousands of spectators still lingered on the field, giving applause to Mikel Arteta and his team.

At the press conference later, when asked about his belief that Arsenal will win the Premier League, the 42-year-old coach replied: `If we do what we have to do, we will get closer and eventually win the title. When

Coach Mikel Arteta applauded the fans after winning 2-1 against Everton in round 38 of the Premier League at Emirates Stadium on May 19, 2024.

This season, Arsenal won 89 points in the Premier League, only one point less than the club’s peak in the 2003-2004 unbeaten championship season.

The `Gunners` also scored 91 goals – their record in the Premier League and the most in a season since 1952-1953.

When asked about the possibility of having to reach the 100-point mark to win the Premier League, Arteta agreed and recalled that he achieved this achievement with Man City in the 2017-2018 season as an assistant to Pep Guardiola.

Arsenal won 16 out of 18 matches in the Premier League in 2024. The two matches they dropped points were when they drew 0-0 at Man City and lost 0-2 to Aston Villa at Emirtes home field.

`We should have won 4-0 against Aston Villa in the first half and maybe things would have been different,` Arteta said.

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