Fabregas helps Arteta settle at Arsenal

Mikel Arteta has admitted that countryman Cesc Fabregas helped him settle at new club Arsenal, and has stated that he is at the Emirates to win trophies.

Arteta was signed by Arsene Wenger on transfer deadline day in a £10 million deal from Everton, and has been earmarked as filling the gap left by Fabregas, who left London to join Barcelona.

Despite this, the new man has been helped by his predecessor.

“I talked to him the day after I signed the contract. He advised me on two or three things and he was really nice to me,” Arteta revealed.

“He told me about the areas to live, about the team, about the club, how good they are, about the people at the club. It was really good.”

Arteta has slotted into The Gunners midfield in the absence of injured duo Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey, and is looking for a successful season.

“When you play for a club like Arsenal, you’re going to have some pressure. You need to handle it, try your best. Every club that I’ve been at, there has been pressure but I think pressure is something positive. That means that people are expecting something from you. I don’t mind. I am happy with the players here, that they can make us good and to play some good football.

“The challenge here is to win trophies. At Everton, I didn’t have the chance to do that. Hopefully we are going to have it here and we can make it,” he concluded.

Arsenal were unlucky not to claim a victory over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday in the Champions League but still escaped Signal Iduna Park with a 1-1 draw, and will now take on Blackburn at Ewood Park on Saturday.
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