Arsenal v Leeds United: Mikel Arteta says Gunners must become ‘addicted’ to winning


Arsenal’s new head coach Mikel Arteta (left of centre) captained the Gunners when they beat Hull 3-2 to make a choice the 2014 FA Cup
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Dates:6 JanuaryCoverage:Arsenal v Leeds United continue to exist BBC One on Monday, 6 January (19:30 GMT with a 19:56 kick-off)

Arsenal dangle to carry the FA Cup “very critically” and change into “addicted” to successful, says head coach Mikel Arteta.

The Gunners host Leeds United within the third spherical on Monday in a match to be broadcast continue to exist BBC One and the BBC Sport web space (19:56 GMT kick-off).

Ex-captain Arteta returned to Arsenal final month, signing a 3-and-a-half of-year deal to succeed Unai Emery.

“We would favor to be inspiring for the cups and we’ll strive to attain that again this season,” stated Arteta.

Arsenal dangle won the FA Cup a fable 13 times, three of which dangle come within the previous six years. Faded midfielderArteta started their 2014 final victoryand modified into additionally a winner in 2015, though he missed theshowpiece at Wembley.

“It is a competition that is very attached to this soccer membership right this moment and we now dangle to carry it very critically,” stated the 37-year-mature Spaniard.

“I judge successful brings togetherness, and within the event you dangle graceful experiences collectively and you pick trophies, these experiences discontinue inside of that community.

“After you pick, you don’t dangle to discontinue successful. You change into addicted to that – and that’s what we now dangle to appear at out and put into effect at this membership.”

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The Premier League aspect shall be with out defender Calum Chambers, who has beenruled out for no longer no longer up to six monthswith a ruptured cruciate ligament.

Ahead Gabriel Martinelli and beefy-assist Hector Bellerin were nursing hamstring considerations and may perhaps perchance each be assessed previous to Monday’s sport at Emirates Stadium.

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Leeds, who are high of the Championship, are with out forward Eddie Nketiah, who modified into on mortgage from Arsenal but who has now been recalled.

Head coach Marcelo Bielsa says defender Robbie Gotts and goalkeeper Illan Meslier will assemble their debuts, with defenders Gaetano Berardi and Barry Douglas additionally starting.

“Obviously it’s miles a colossal pain for us. It is miles sufficient to switch trying to search out the gamers and the prestige and stage they dangle got,” stated Argentine Bielsa.

“When of us judge that we’re the favourite in a single match, we don’t take into memoir things delight in that – and neither attain we with the reverse, which is in this case.

“Every time we compete, we belief in our resources and admire our opponent’s resources.

“We can constantly attain this with the favor to impose our style, and we are in a position to strive to attain this on Monday.”

On the pain posed by their Championship opponents, Arteta added: “I know how tricky this may perhaps perchance be to play in opposition to them.

“[Bielsa] makes them fight, pain, speed, compete and for sure no longer give up in any sport or any circumstances.”

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