Ahead of the top-of-the-table encounter between Arsenal FC and Manchester City FC, Arsene Wenger reckons 80 points could be enough to win the the Premier League this season, while he also suggests that the remarkable rise of Leicester City is great for the league.

The news of Arsenal drawing Barcelona in the Champions League left a number of Arsenal fans holding their heads, but the Premier League still looks like a realistic dream for the Gunners as Wenger and his troops look to emerge victorious against Man City.

80 points enough

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With the tight competition between the top three teams, Wenger suggests the team that reaches the 80-point mark will win the league.

a It looks to be very tight,a he said. a We have played 16 games and the top team is on 35 points, so it means that the Premier League could be decided at around 80 points,” the Frenchman was quoted as saying by the club’s official website.

“If you look at the results it looks as though the consistency will be the main priority in this league because every week you are surprised by the results. We have really established a good run so for us ita s important to continue that.”

Leicester City great for the league

The rise of Leicester City has been the story of the season so far, and while most people are waiting for their bubble to burst, the Foxes have other ideas. Wenger, the league’s most experienced manager, believes it has been a remarkable journey for Leicester and it is just adds more competition to the league.

a Not only for English football, ita s good for everybody in football all over the world to see that teams who are not on the biggest budget at the start can compete as well,a the manager said.

a Therea s always a way to be successful when youa re intelligent and competent. Of course thata s very positive and theya ve shown another fantastic performance on Monday night”

Promises goals

As Arsenal and Man City go head-to-head on Monday, it promises to be an entertaining game. The fixture has involved a number of players that have played for both sides which adds to the drama.

With quality players on either side and both chasing Leicester City on top of the table, goals and intricate football are a certainty.