Arteta confident that the Gunners can turn the corner

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta believes that winning a trophy would be a huge turning point for the club, according to the Daily Star.

The Gunners crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday evening, after losing their two legged tie with holders Bayern Munich by three goals to one, but they still have an outside chance of clinching the Premier League title, and booked their place in the last four of the FA Cup by beating Everton last weekend.

After almost nine years without winning any silverware, Arteta is confident that by getting the monkey of their back, the North London club can begin to move in the right direction.

If they are to have any real chance of catching leaders Chelsea in the league, they will almost certainly need to take maximum points from their upcoming double header of London derbies.

They face Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon, before travelling to Stamford Bridge to take on Jose Mourinho’s side six days later.

Elsewhere, the Express understands that Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has denied having any contact with an English club, despite being heavily linked with a move to the Premier League since last summer.

Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool are all reportedly interested in signing the midfielder, though he has two years remaining on his contract with the Serie A leaders, and remains committed to them.