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Mikel Arteta Prepares Title-Chasing Arsenal For 'Most Beautiful Part Of The Season'

The second-placed Arsenal sit two points behind leaders Liverpool ahead of a hectic April schedule following their dogged goalless draw at Premier League title rivals Manchester City

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Mikal Arteta and Arsenal also have a two-legged UEFA Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich to consider. Photo: Zac Goodwin/PA
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Mikel Arteta accepts Arsenal may have to win each of their nine remaining Premier League fixtures to be crowned champions as he prepares for the “most beautiful part of the season”. (More Football News)

The second-placed Gunners sit two points behind leaders Liverpool ahead of a hectic April schedule following Sunday’s dogged goalless draw at title rivals Manchester City.

Manager Arteta, who also has a two-legged Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich to consider, wants his players to embrace the challenge, beginning on Wednesday evening at home to relegation-threatened Luton.

“It’s going to have to be really close to that,” he replied when asked if Arsenal need a 100 per cent record from now on to finish top of the table.

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“When you see the level and the consistency of the other teams and historically what is needed to win in this league, it’s not going to be very far from that.

“This is where we want to be and now we want to take this opportunity and make it happen.

“We worked every single day with that enthusiasm and passion to make it happen and enjoying the moment as well.

“I see the team really flowing and they are really excited about playing each game and that has to drive this energy until the end.

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“I am full of energy and it’s the most beautiful part of the season.”

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