Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has urged his players to aim higher following our back-to-back FA Cup victories with the Premier League title now a realistic aim, he told Arsenal Player.
Arteta hadn’t featured in any minute of our FA Cup run but revealed that Per Mertesacker insisted on a dual lifting of the famous trophy.
As our club captain, Arteta has always maintained that we should be aiming for the pinnacle and it now feels like we have the resources to back up our ambitions.
The signings of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil have confirmed our new financial era, but a mentality change is now required at the club and Arteta is full aware of that.
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“I didn’t want to do it but Per asked me to go up there with him,” Arteta revealed.
“With respect, everything we do right, we can still improve. We have all the elements to become better and better, and finally this club is getting to where it deserves to be. Now we have to be higher than that.
“Now we have to be higher than that.”
When analysing his comments, it seems as though Arteta is one of the players in our squad who understands what it means to play for Arsenal and the levels we should be aspiring to.
This could be due to his regular confrontation with the Invincibles team with Arteta being part of the Everton side handed a 7-0 battering at Highbury in 2005.
Hopefully, we can add what we need this summer and send out a title warning in August when we meet champions Chelsea at Wembley for the Community Shield.