Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has said that Arsenal do need to perform extremely well in the FA Cup match against Sunderland.

Arsenal come on the back of the humiliating 4-0 defeat at the hands of AC Milan in the last 16 of the Champions League.

The result has all but ended their hopes of getting through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. As a result, there is every chance that Arsenal could once again end up without any trophy at the end of the season. Due to this reason, Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has said that the club needs to quickly erase the memories of the defeat in the Champions League by performing extremely well in the FA Cup, which is the last tournament Arsenal can win this season.

Arsenal will be facing Premier league opponents Sunderland in the FA Cup match on Saturday. Arsenal faced Sunderland in the Premier league only a few days ago, and came out on the victorious side. Hence, Mikel Arteta believes that Arsenal can once again repeat the performance on Saturday as well. The 4-0 defeat against AC Milan will certainly be tough to take, but Arteta reckons that a victory in the FA Cup will help erase the memories.

“We have to try to digest this result. We have another great game on Saturday in the FA Cup and there are some big ones coming up soon. We have to be mentally ready when we get back because it will be a very tough game against Sunderland. It is very, very hard to take this one,” Arteta told to the official website of Arsenal. Arsenal are currently in the fourth position in the table, but only on the amount of goals scored. Chelsea are a close fifth, with both teams on the same number of points.

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