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Arteta wants Arsenal to adopt Chelsea’s winning mindset

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Chelsea have benefitted from the winning culture installed during the past two decades and Arsenal should aim to do the same, says Mikel Arteta.

Mikel Arteta has a golden opportunity to commemorate his debut managerial season at Arsenal with a silverware as his side prepare to go against Chelsea in the FA Cup final.

Arsenal, however, go into the match as underdogs. They only managed an eight-place finish, four spots behind and 10 points short of Chelsea, in the 2019/20 Premier League season.

Additionally, the Gunners have been less successful than the Blues over the past few decades. Ever since Roman Abramovich’s takeover in 2003, the latter have won 16 major titles whereas the former has won just five.

Mikel Arteta believes his upcoming opponents’ success is down to their strong winning culture, something he would like to see in his team as well.

“They [Chelsea] had some very important core players in those winning teams and it has probably given them a platform to be consistent. They have had some really good managers, players, and structure at the football club,” he said, as Goal reports.

“Before the time you mentioned [pre-Abramovich], they were not a winning team. But they managed to change that mindset and convince players and put the pressure on everybody at the club that the only aim and the only thing that was allowed at that football club was to win.”