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Arteta Looks To End Trophy Drought In FA Cup

Mikel Arteta says the FA Cup represents a great chance for Arsenal to finally end our 7 year trophy drought.

The Gunners entered the hat for the draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup but still require a replay to try and get past Swansea after a 2-2 draw in Wales yesterday.

After a horrible first half Arsenal came out firing only to fall behind after a rather large defensive brain-fart. The boys showed great character to bang in a couple of quick fire goals with splendid strikes from Lukas Podolski and Kieran Gibbs yes Kieran Gibbs to take the lead, only to have the footballing equivalent of a follow-through in white trousers late on, allowing Swansea to bag the easiest of equalisers.

But we`re still in the competition, and Arteta thinks we can go on to win it.

"It`s a great chance to win a trophy, we don`t want to miss it." Arteta told Arsenal.com

"We improved a lot in the second half [against Swansea]. We had many chances to finish the game earlier, but then suddenly with one mistake they scored the first goal.

"We kept going and showed a lot of character to get back into the game, score and go ahead. But then we conceded a sloppy one again. I think we were the better team. We dominated possession better than them and created more chances. We deserved to win the game and that`s why we`re disappointed."

"We`re on a good run. We`re disappointed with the draws in the last two games as we could have won both of them but I thought in the second half we played very good football."


Hopefully Arteta will remember this is a chance to win a trophy the next time he`s defending a corner late in a game and a football comes flying at him. Ferguson was talking b*llocks when he said footballs can kill Mikel!




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 7 2013

Time: 10:54AM

Your Comments

That error was uncharacteristic of Arteta, so I would lay off him. Normally an excellent solid pro, made a bad error.
prits
I think it's definately worth pointing out to him. If a player is absolved of an error simply because he doesn't usually make them it will lead to further mistakes. He doesn't need absolutely ripping to bits for it, but if Wenger just pulls him up on it he's less likely to do it again.
Rocky7
10yrs CL + Stadium pay-down >>> 0 trophies for 7yrs
Viyyash-Ramosh
And just what have Spurs done in that space of time? 1 League cup and 1 year in the CL. Yeah, you're really hitting the footballing heights aren't you.
Rocky7
Not if you defend like htat for the Swans second goal, Mikel.
Sajit
And don't forget Rocky, the spuds still play in a tiny *****box.
elbondo
I don't think Arteta needs to be pulled up, Rocky. He's enough of a professional to look at that and say to himself 'my god, what was i thinking, never again'.
prits
 

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