Mikel Arteta insists he didn't join Arsenal to replace Cesc Fabregas.

Cesc left the Gunners for Barcelona before Arteta arrived from Everton in August.

"I never joined to be a replacement for Cesc, I'm at Arsenal to make my own way," he said.

"My dreams and challenges are to win a major title in England and to play with the Spanish team. I really would love a chance to play for Spain. I have not had the opportunity, hopefully one day I will before I retire."