Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has predicted the “mathematical” chance of finishing in the top four this season by setting a seven-win out of 11 for his team.
Gunners go into Wednesday night’s clash at struggling Queens Park Rangers in third place but Manchester United are just a point back in fourth, while Southampton are two adrift and Liverpool three points behind.
But Wenger believes 72 points will be enough to secure Champions League football, and that is if they win seven of their remaining 11 league games to garner extra 21 points to add to their already accrued 51.
“People have finished in the top four with 67 points, but if you look at this year we have 51 points now,” Wenger said in his pre-match press conference.
“So it will be in the 70s. It is a tough run-in but it will be similar to last year.
“Look, have you seen the quality of the teams behind us? Southampton, Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester United. The best way is to look forward and go as fast as we can.
“It will be down to consistency because mathematically it is not impossible for the guys behind us to catch us, but also for us to catch the teams in front of us. You just have to focus on yourself and win the next game.”