Mikel Arteta says the FA Cup now represents a “great opportunity” for Arsenal to secure a trophy this season.
The Gunners are through to the semi-finals after a thrilling 4-1 victory against Everton on Saturday afternoon.
Arteta kept his cool to score a retaken penalty midway through the second half and he was delighted with the team’s performance.
We've got a massive game now at Wembley so let's enjoy it, get ready for it and see if we can win itMikel Arteta
“It was a really tough game and a really nice game to watch,” he said. “Both teams wanted to attack with different styles and we played a very good Everton side.
“When we played against them here two or three months ago they made it really hard on us [but] I think today we played really well and deserved to win.
“[The FA Cup] is a great opportunity - it's what we really wanted from the start and we faced top teams in every round and deserve to be where we are.
“We've got a massive game now at Wembley so let's enjoy it, get ready for it and see if we can win it.”
Arteta insisted it was just a case of holding his nerve for his penalty against his former club.
“You just bring your concentration level back [for the retake], thinking about what the keeper is going to try to do and just put it in the net,” he said.
“I knew I was going to go to the other side because the keeper went that side on the first one and I managed to put it a bit higher and score.”Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 8 Mar 2014