Santi Cazorla is convinced Arsenal’s renewed self-belief will see them challenging for the Barclays Premier League title next season – by then they are expected to have £22million Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain on board.
Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is determined to bolster his squad over the summer, with Higuain emerging as the leading target as talks with Real Madrid continue for the forward, who scored 16 La Liga goals last season and has also been tracked by Juventus.
France Under-21 forward Yaya Sanogo is set to arrive on a free from Auxerre, while the likes of England forward Wayne Rooney, Swansea defender Ashley Williams and Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini are also reported targets.
Cazorla, who impressed in his debut season following last summer’s move from Malaga, is convinced the Gunners can maintain their momentum when the new campaign begins against Aston Villa in August.
According to Goal ,he said :
When the team does not win and we do not get the results we want, the collective confidence does drop a little and that is natural.
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Now we have put in a spectacular run-in and you can see the difference in mentality.
We have great players. I am sure we will be a better team and improve.
This season we hope we can be even better and win trophies and the supporters can enjoy it. That is what Arsenal really wants.
Cazorla enjoyed a promising first season at the Emirates having made the switch from Malaga at the beginning of last season, netting 12 times and receiving praise for his creative and attacking flair in a side that more than struggled at times.
He started an incredible 47 games for the Gunners this past season and appeared in every single Premier League match. He played full 90 minutes in 68.4 percent of Premier League games.
Cazorla also completed more passes in the final third than anyone in Europe last season, demonstrating his ability to keep possession under pressure. The Spaniard also does more defensive work than many others who play in his position.
He has accomplished all that was expected of him and more. As Arsenal look to get back to challenging for the title, Santi Cazorla will be a vital cog in Arsenal’s coming campaign.
Now well settled in England and adapted to the Premier League playing style, the Spaniard can be what Cesc Fabregas had promised to be for the Gunners. If he does, the Arsenal trophy cabinet might get its first silverware in years.
Can he lead Arsenal to a premier league title next season?