Mikel Arteta confident of winning silverware with Arsenal FC

Mikel Arteta (credit: Wikipedia)
Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta believes he can win trophies with his new club and bring the Gunners' six-year run without any silverware to an end.

Arsenal have failed to win any honours since 2005 and following the departures of influential midfielders Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri last month, many have speculated that Arsene Wenger's side will fail to challenge for any trophies this season.

Fabregas - who Arteta consulted with prior to his move from Everton on transfer deadline day - has revealed that part of his decision to quit the north London club was due to him thinking that winning silverware in the short-term was not possible (see below).

But Arteta is confident that Arsenal can end their trophy drought.

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

"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.

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