Arsenal manager Wenger reveals plan to win Premier League title
Arsene Wenger has revealed his plans to help Arsenal win the first Premier League title since 2004 and it involves doing well against teams from the bottom half of the table. Even though Arsenal have got only one win against the current top four of Manchester City, Chelsea, and Liverpool, they have done well against mid-table teams and those fighting against relegation. It has been a major factor towards their two-point advantage over City.
West Brom remain the only team from the bottom half of the table to have taken points off Arsenal this season. Wenger will be hoping to continue this good run when they take on struggling Londoners Fulham on Saturday at the Emirates stadium. Speaking ahead of this match, he said to the club's official website:
"That [beating the bottom-half sides] gives you consistency. After that you want to make some special results against the direct contenders as well.
"Of course that is the target but let's first be consistent.
"We want that consistency against the lower part of the Premier League but as well produce some exceptional results against the top level teams."
Arsenal have a difficult run of matches in February, as they not only face the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United, but a home match against Bayern Munich also awaits them. Hence, Wenger will be targeting maximum points from the next five matches to be in a great shape going into these encounters. After having taken just one win against the top teams in the first half of the season, he will be looking for a much better return.
March also hints at a tough month for the Frenchman with matches against Tottenham, Chelsea, and Manchester City.
For the moment, he is stating that three points against teams lower in the table is equally important.
Wenger has also pointed to the significant difference between the top and the bottom half of the table. Even though Manchester United are in the seventh place, they are not adrift in the race for the top four. This is the situation in the bottom half where teams are separated by lots of places, but less number of points.