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Arsenal Star Santi Cazorla Talks About Wenger’s Future And Title Ambitions


Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has revealed to Spanish media that Arsene Wenger has given no indication that he will leave the club at the end of the season.

The Spaniard, who is a firm fan favourite at the club, believes that the Frenchman will be at the helm at Arsenal next season, and his comments certainly suggest that it is in Wenger’s hands, rather than the board’s, if he wishes to stay on at the Emirates for a 21st season.

“The boss has not indicated that this will be his last year, not at all,” Cazorla told Spanish broadcaster Cope on its This Is Football podcast.

“The truth is we do not have that feeling in the dressing room. He is fully focused on this season and I do not know what he is planning for the future.

“Today I do not rule him [out of] continuing another season, because he has not said he will leave.

“It is in his hands and he is the one who has to make the decision, but today I would say that he may continue.”


The 31-year-old was then presumably pressed as to why the Gunners have failed to win the title in England in the past few years, but was ready to place the blame on the players than his manager.

“Many times we talked about what we have lacked to win the Premier League in recent seasons, because we have always had opportunities to fight for the title,” said Cazorla.

“Last season, when teams like Manchester United, Chelsea or Manchester City were not doing well, we had a chance to win, but due to our inconsistency we didn’t take it.

“We are aware of that and now we know that we have to be consistent. We have to win games like the one against Burnley, no matter how.

“Even with a controversial goal in the last minute it is okay, because those games can give you the title.

“We cannot drop points in certain matches because, at the end of the season, those points could cost us the Premier League title.”

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: (L) Laurent Koscielny defelcts (R) Alex Oxlade-Chambelrain's shot to score the Arsenal goal during the Premier League match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor on October 2, 2016 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
Laurent Koscielny scored a very controversial winner for Arsenal at Burnley.

Arsenal will face Swansea City in the league following the international break, with Cazorla expected to continue his fine start to the season alongside Granit Xhaka, who has replaced the injured Francis Coquelin in the team.

The Swiss midfielder, a £30 million capture from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach, was captain with the Foals during Andre Schubert’s debut season as manager of the German side, and has certainly brought his leadership qualities to Arsenal.

With Cazorla thriving and the likes of Theo Walcott and Alex Iwobi performing outstandingly on the wings, there is no reason why Arsenal would be unable to mount a title challenge this season.

Callum Connolly, Pundit Arena.

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