Having lifted the Emirates FA Cup twice as a player, Mikel Arteta knows all about how important the competition is to the club
We head to Fratton Park on Monday night to face Portsmouth in the fifth round, and our head coach is hoping for another long run.
"It's really special," Arteta said. "It's probably once of the nicest games and days of the season when you play the final day in England, at Wembley, nice weather and an incredible atmosphere.
"And you know, it's a trophy that's been very much linked with our history. So we want to continue to be attached to that, knowing that on Monday night in Portsmouth, it will be tough."
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