Date: 6th January 2010 at 1:19pm
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According to Arsene Wenger’s theory, Arsenal are just about half way to winning their 14th league title.

After the crushing defeat to Chelsea at the Grove earlier in the season, Arsene Wenger predicted that Chelsea would drop points and that around 82 would be enough to win you the title. 6 weeks on and Chelsea have dropped points, lots of them, and Arsenal, it seems are well and truly back in the title race.

With Arsenal’s Premier League season exactly at the half way stage the Gunners has amassed a total of 41 points, as near as makes no difference half of the total points needed for the Gunners to reclaim their crown.

A statistic that reaffirms Wenger’s beliefs even more. ‘I said a few months ago that 78 to 83 points would win the title and I stick by that,’

‘If you multiply the current numbers by two then you will not be far from that. Chelsea have played 20 games and have 45 points, we have played 19 games and have 41 points. If you multiply that by two it’s 82 points. The champions will be around there with 82, 83, 84 points.

‘Don’t forget we all have to play each other again. Nobody will run away with it and get 19 wins. At the moment there are six or seven teams who could play in the top four and they will all play each other. That means everybody will drop points.’

If Wenger’s predictions turn out to be true, then we can drop a total of 16 points between now on the end of the season, meaning that’s it’s not vital to win the entire run of four fixtures against Villa, Liverpool, Man United and Chelsea.

Though taking at least nine points from those four games would see us well on our way. It’s going to be interesting to see how this one finishes up.