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Arteta 'full of energy' and 'the team really flowing'

Mikel Arteta
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Mikel Arteta says his side "work every day with enthusiasm and passion" and that is showing in their performances this season.

The Gunners remain two points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool with nine games left.

"I am really excited," said Arteta. "That won’t change from now until the end, but nine games is a lot.

"We are embracing the moment and making sure we prepare for each game."

As well as being right in the Premier League title race, Arsenal also remain in the Champions League and face Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals.

"This is where we want to be and we want to take this opportunity and make this happen," added Arteta. "We work every day with that enthusiasm and passion.

"I see the team really flowing and being excited to play these games. That has to be the vision when playing.

"I am full of energy and it is the most incredible part of the season. I wasn’t in this position when I was a player but this is different."

Arsenal host Bayern in the first leg of the quarter-finals on Tuesday, 9 April.