Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has spoken of his delight about captaining the Gunners to a 1-0 win over Championship side Leeds United in the FA Cup, arsenal.com reports.
Arteta wore the armband on Monday night in the absence of club captain Robin Van Persie and vice-captain Thomas Vermaelen. A 1-0 win was enough for Arsenal and they have set themselves up with a home clash against Aston Villa in the fourth round. The Spaniard signed for the Gunners in the summer and has made an immediate impact on the club in midfield. Arteta’s experience is helping in midfield and the Spaniard is happy that he has the support of his teammates and manager.
The Spaniard will be in the starting lineup against the South Wales side this weekend and Arsenal are looking to improve on fifth position. Arteta moved from Everton to Arsenal in search of Champions League football and believes his side have the capabilities to secure their top four status.
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