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Arteta Targets FA Cup To Start New Arsenal Era

Arsenal midfielder, Mikel Arteta, targets the FA Cup as a starting point for a new era at the club.

The Gunners were knocked out of the Champions League by defending champions, Bayern Munich, beaten 3-1 on aggregate.

Arsenal, however, have reached the FA Cup semi-final and will play Wigan at Wembley, and Arteta wants to gain momentum in the Premier League before the game will take place on April 12.

"I think it would be a turning point for the club, because (for) such a long time we don't win anything," Arteta said.

“It gives you a lift, gives you belief that you can start to go in the right direction and hopefully we can do it.

"We have a great chance, (but) there is still a month to go and some really tough games coming up.

"That is why it is important to get some momentum for that moment and get there with the belief and in good form.

Apart from the FA Cup, Arsenal are also still in the league’s title race, being seven points behind log leaders Chelsea with one game in hand.

"We have two competitions that we are still in. We want to fight for the league, for sure, and we have a great chance in the FA Cup as well.

"We need to make the most of it because I think we can do something good."

"We have to recover, we have two massive games away from home. Tottenham and Chelsea," the Spaniard said.

"We will get the legs back (now), focus and take positives and try to get a good run."

The Gunners have not won a trophy since their FA Cup triumph in 2005, but are now the favourites amongst the last four in the competition – Wigan, Hull City and Sheffield United.

Can Arsenal also still play there part in the league’s title race? Have your say in the comment section below.

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