Updated: Jun 29
Arteta is “really pleased” his side secured a spot in the semi-finals of the FA Cup on Sunday.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta insists he is “really pleased” his side secured a spot in the semi-finals of the FA Cup on Sunday.
Goals from Nicolas Pepe and Dani Ceballos helped the Gunners seal a 2-1 win over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane as the north London club booked a trip to Wembley in July.
It looked like the Match against Chris Wilder’s side was heading into extra-time when David McGoldrick’s close-range strike cancelled out Pepe's first-half penalty in the 87th minute, but Arsenal wrapped up the win during injury time with a cool finish from Dani Ceballos.
Speaking to BBC Sport after the victory against the Blades, Arteta said: "I am really pleased. This is a difficult place to come and get a win. We are back at Wembley. I am really happy with the attitude and performance of the players.
"It is a great opportunity to try and win a title and play in Europe. We have played four away games since the restart. Thank you to the Premier League for our calendar playing every three days. But we go again on Wednesday.
"I knew Sheffield United were going to have moments. They are so good at their game plans and putting teams under pressure. We conceded form a long throw which is so hard to defend. But we were able to win the game."
Arsenal return to Premier League action on Wednesday as they host basement side Norwich City.