English Premiership

Gunners have the belief - Arteta

2015-07-27 11:44
Mikel Arteta (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta says the Arsenal squad believe they “are capable of achieving something important”.

The club captain lifted the Emirates Cup on Sunday after Theo Walcott's winner against Wolfsburg secured a fourth straight pre-season victory.

Arsène Wenger’s side have impressed in those matches, scoring 14 goals and conceding just one. Arteta believes a high level of cohesion has underpinned the team’s convincing start to the campaign.

“We have been together a while now and we have this belief now that we are capable of achieving something important,” he told Arsenal Player.

“It took some time to build this cohesion, this momentum.

“I think the crowd is feeling much closer to the team at the moment and together we can make it.

“I think pre-season has been good. The tour in Singapore was great as well, probably the best we have had.

“Here, the opponents were tough but we managed to play well and win both games.

“Overall [the Emirates Cup] has been a really nice tournament. I have enjoyed the games as well, they have been very good. I hope the fans had a good time.

"I think they have been missing football for a while so I hope they enjoyed.”

Arsenal open their 2015/16 league campaign at home on Sunday, August 9 against West Ham United. The match kicks off at 14:30. 


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