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Arsenal's Arteta keen to dampen expectations about being Fabregas replacement

Mikel Arteta knows his limitations and does not feel there is any chance of him performing to the same level as departed Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas. Arteta moved to the Gunners on transfer deadline day, and said: "I am not here to replace Cesc and I would be wrong to try that," said Arteta, who will try and help Arsenal recover from a poor start to the season in his own way.

"Cesc was the best player at Arsenal and one of the top three in the entire Premier League.

"I have no aim to become that. My target is simply to try to reach my highest level as a player and to help the team.

"Cesc was at Arsenal for seven years. I have been here for a few weeks. If I try to be equal to or better than him, I would be confusing myself.

"We're different personalities with a different style. I must find my own way to do well for Arsenal."

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