By Lloyd Webb

Mikel Arteta says maintaining a level head will be an important factor towards the end of the season.

Arsenal enter the final stages of the campaign in third position in the Premier League with nine games remaining.

You are going to have those ups and downs, everybody has had it

Mikel Arteta

They are also still in the Champions League and FA Cup and Arteta says it's imperative to manage their hunger for success.

“This is something we have deal with very, very carefully because I think we have so much desire and ambition to win trophies like the Premier League at the moment,” he told Arsenal Player.

“We are going to be there until the end but we need to find the balance between everybody to be helpful but not push too hard where we destroy that. We have to deal with that carefully as I still believe we have the potential to win and have everything required to win it.

“You don’t know how to deal with those emotions because they are our emotions, the staff and the fans' and you sense that in the stadium. When a disappointment comes, it feels like the end of the world. You are going to have those ups and downs, everybody has had it.

"If we are talking about the start of the season after first few weeks, the league was over. Manchester City were going to win it, they didn’t conceded any goals and they were the best team by far and had the best squad and then we were.”

Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta

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10 Mar 2016