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Arsenal wants to be the champion,not top London team - Arteta

Sun 14 March 2021 | 8:10

Arteta is not interested in the issue of the best team in London.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has claimed that he has no interest in competing for the best in London and wants his team to be at the top of the league, not the powerful London team.

Arsenal will face Tottenham Hotspur in the London derby on Sunday with only Fulham and Crystal Palace are the London teams that lower than them the table. Tottenham, West Ham and Chelsea are higher than Arsenal, but Arteta does not pay attention to this fact.

Asked if being the fourth-best team in London was acceptable, Arteta told

Mirror

:

“No. We want to be the best - and not in London.

“We want to be the best in the league.

“That is the standard we have to try to reach because of the expectation we have and what this club has done over the years.

“I’m not interested about London. I’m interested about the whole country and being the best in the country.”

Arsenal are trying to qualify for next season in the Europa League, but Arteta is only looking to improve the team and can not determine when his team is among the contenders for the title.

He added:

“The way we are going to evolve this squad is not being done in this window,”

he said.

“It’s going to be a constant thing and it has to be a constant thing.

“When you talk about the transfer windows, it’s very difficult to explain as well about these transfer windows and how they were dealt with.

“The progression of the team and when we are able to do that?

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