Arteta confident Arsenal close to ending their trophy drought

Recent Arsenal signing Mikel Arteta believes the Gunners have the quality to end their trophyless six years.

The 29-year-old joined the north Londoners on transfer deadline day from Everton, and despite only making two appearances for the club, the Spaniard insists he has seen enough to convince him that Arsenal could soon end their six-year wait for a trophy.

"We need to settle as quickly as possible and I try to help the team in the areas I am able to," said Arteta.

"We have five or six new players coming in and they are going to be an important part of the team.

"We all need to be together and I think the spirit is really good, the manager is really positive about it and we know that we will be fine.

"Most of the new players came in at the last minute so it is not going to happen in the first minute but when you have got the quality, it makes things easier.

"The challenge here is to win trophies and at Everton I didn't have the chance to do that. Hopefully, we are going to have it here.

"The difference between winning trophies and not can sometimes be very small details.

"The important thing is to get there because, when you do, you have a chance. We have to make sure we are close."

Arteta also revealed that he spoke to Cesc Fabregas after moving to the Emirates Stadium.

"I talked to him the day after I signed the contract and he helped me on two or three things," he said. "He was really nice to me.

"He advised me on the areas to live, about the team-mates, about the club and how good they are, the people at the club. It was very good.

"With a club like Arsenal, you are going to be under pressure and you need to handle it and try your best.

"At every club I have been at, I have had pressure and this is not going to be any different.

"But being under pressure is good as it means people expect something from you.

"I think we have got the players here to make us good and play good football.

"We weren't that good with the ball last night because Dortmund were very good putting pressure on us but we will be fine."

 

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