• New head coach captained Arsenal to 2014 FA Cup win
  • Spaniard is determined to reunite team with fanbase

The FA Cup third round might not raise pulses as it once did but Mikel Arteta believes success in the competition can help his Arsenal side become “addicts” to the winning feeling he aims to instil.

Arsenal’s improvement during Arteta’s short time in charge is inescapable but, with the Champions League places still nine points away and the Europa League holding numerous potential banana skins, the competition may present their best chance of having something to show for their season. Their campaign begins at home to Leeds on Monday night and Arteta sees parallels with his time as a player at the Emirates, during which he captained Arsenal to a cup final win against Hull City in 2014 that laid to rest a nine-year trophy drought.

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