Arteta aims to fire for Gunners

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Mikel Arteta says he is happy with his efforts so far in an Arsenal shirt, but has expressed his desire to score more goals for the Gunners in order to fire them into a top four spot.


Since making the switch to the Emirates on the last day of the summer transfer window the Spaniard has impressed as Arsenal recovered from their woeful start to string together an unbeaten run stretching over eight games in the Premier League.


The Gunners snatched a 1-0 victory over Everton, Arteta’s former club, on Saturday to move them within two points of fourth placed Tottenham, and while Arteta says he is happy with what he has achieved in an Arsenal shirt so far, he would like to add to his goal tally of five for the season.


"I have scored five goals this season already, if you count my two for Everton in August, so I don't think things are going badly," he told the Official Matchday Programme.


"If I can add to that then it can only help the team. We need to make sure people other than Robin are scoring for us, after all!


"I used to be quite good at that (scoring goals)! I need to keep trying these things - sometimes we get space to move into when the forward players have attracted defenders to them, and we need to stay aware of that.


"We have players to score from that range and I was glad to do my bit."


Arteta will likely have the chance to prove his ability when Arsenal travel to league leaders Manchester City on Sunday, who they trail nine points behind after 15 games so far.

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