Cazorla: we deserve to be top

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Santi Cazorla says that although Man City have been ‘superb’ this season, Arsenal are top of the league because they deserve to be.

The Spaniard’s two goal salvo against Fulham ensured the Gunners remained top of the pile, and speaking to beIN Sport, the former Malaga man spoke about how the season had gone thus far for Arsene Wenger’s men.

“At the start of the season, nobody put us up as high as Manchester City or Chelsea, but at the moment, we are showing that we are up there with them,” he said.

“Right now, in the Premier League, we are top because we have been the best team. City are big favourites for the title. They are a superb team, with a brilliant coach and they are on great form. The hope is we can stay with them until the end.”

And Cazorla said he and his teammates would be doing everything they can to put an end to that trophy drought that nobody ever mentions.

“Every year the pressure has to be at the maximum. In the end a team like Arsenal, that is striving for trophies, and has gone a fair few years without winning any, the aspirations we should have are to win as many trophies as possible and challenge the best teams.

“This season, the team is much more solid, we are much better at closing out games. We need to continue this form, because of Chelsea and Manchester City.

“In the Premier League it is about consistency, who has been the best throughout the season and, right now, we are at a very good level.”

The reality is that City can score 10 goals per game and as long as Arsenal keep winning, it won’t matter one bit. Plus, when we give them a solid thrashing at our place, it’ll feel all the sweeter.

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