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Arteta: I joined Arsenal to win trophies

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta is convinced they're capable of winning silverware.

Last season a Champions League play-off was assured and their top-four record maintained, but Arsenal used to be about more than this.

Arteta told the London Evening Standard: "I came to Arsenal to win things," said Arteta. "I am desperate and everyone feels the same. We really want to win but we need to be realistic. Sometimes it comes down to small details and there can only be one winner. There are going to be four or five top teams very frustrated at the end of May next season. That's a fact.

"There is no clear favourite for the title this year. You never know - someone could respond from the start and boom, away they go. Three years ago, Chelsea started by beating everybody five or six nil but at the end of November they went downhill and they lost the title to Manchester United. It is a long season and any team can beat anyone else. That is what is most exciting about this league.

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