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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta: Winning FA Cup can mark new era

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta hopes winning the FA Cup final can set up a new era for the club.

Chelsea go into the final as favourites, the serial winners with three trophies in the last three seasons, in the Champions League and Arteta wants Arsenal to have that same winning mentality in their squad.

“Absolutely," said Arteta. "They have some very important core players in those winning teams and it has probably given them a platform to be consistent.

"They have had some really good managers, players and structure at the football club.

“But before the time you mentioned, they were not a winning team.

"But they managed to change that mindset and convince players and put the pressure on everybody at the club that the only aim and the only thing that was allowed at that football club was to win.

“It generates trust when you win a title. It generates moments when together you go through good emotions and at the end it brings everybody together and you have good memories.

“It's about winning and winning a trophy that is so positive for any club and when you are in a process, obviously that makes it even more important, we have a great opportunity tomorrow, so let's go for it."

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