Mikel Arteta has reminded his Arsenal side that the title race is a marathon and not a sprint after falling behind Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola’s side went top of the Premier League table last week after the rest of the top four, including Arsenal, all dropped points.

Arsenal are back in action on Saturday when they host struggling Burnley and a win would put them level on points with City, who face Chelsea the following day.

“We cannot be looking at other teams when we have played 11 games,” said Arteta.

“This a long marathon and things are going to change and momentum is going to shift. But in this league, you’re going to need 96 to 100 points to win it.

“When you’re going to get them is a different story, but this is the target.

“In order to do that we’re going to have to play so well and win a lot of matches, more matches than this club has ever won before.”