Arsene Wenger unit conversion fail

“If six points is a ‘million miles away’, I don’t know what the translation of a mile into a point is.” – Arsene Wenger

According to reports, Arsene Wenger is not great at simple mathematics. He was quoted today responding to criticism by Paul Scholes that Arsenal were “a million miles away” from winning the Premier League. Wenger said in response “If six points is a ‘million miles away’, I don’t know what the translation of a mile into a point is.” Well, I couldn’t pass up the chance to help old voyeur out with that.

Solution

If 1 million miles is equivalent to 6 points

1,000,000 miles = 6 points

So, to work out the number of points equivalent to a mile we have

1 mile = 6/1,000,000 points = 0.000006 points

But how many miles to a point, goddamit?

It’s 1 million divided by six, innit.

1 point = 1,000,000/6 miles = 166666.667 miles (to 3.d.p.).