My tribe

Arteta insists he is not going to replace Cesc at Arsenal

Mikel Arteta says he hasn't arrived at Arsenal to replace Cesc Fabregas.

While Arteta does not claim he can fill the void left at the heart of the Arsenal team by the sales of captain Fabregas and Samir Nasri, the midfielder is confident he can have an impact for Arsene Wenger's men as they look to first recover from the 8-2 mauling at Manchester United, and then win a first trophy since 2005.

"I know Arsenal's philosophy is always having possession of the ball and to be a really nice passing team, it's the type of football I like to play, so I can't wait," Arteta said on Sky Sports News.

"I am going there to help the team to make things better and to see if we can win something.

"Fabregas has been a terrific player, one of the best in the Premier League and [replacing him] is a big ask.

"What I want to do is start helping the team, start showing my abilities and see where we go from there."

 It's the home stretch! 24/7 click for the best coverage of Arsenal's final transfer market moves

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?