Santi Cazorla believes that Arsenal’s troubles when it comes to playing away to the big boys has proven a handicap over the years and is something they need to improve on.
Winning at Old Trafford and the Etihad this season, the Gunners have certainly shown improvement on that front but, speaking ahead of Sunday’s trip to Manchester, the Spaniard believes there is still room to do more.
“In our eyes, Arsenal are always a candidate to win the Premier League,” Cazorla said. “The players really believe that. But over the years we have dropped key points in stadiums where we need to win. That’s our handicap and the thing we need to change.”
Looking to finish at least third in the league as well as retain the FA Cup and become the undisputed FA Cup Kings with 12 trophies, Cazorla believes that Arsenal’s season can be seen as a success.
He added “I would say the season for Arsenal is positive. We are in the FA Cup Final and we are fighting for second place in the Premier League.”
It is likely that Arsene Wenger will name an unchanged side for the game against United, the sixth time in a row he has done that in the league and the first time ever for the manager.
The joys of having fit players, eh?
Only Aaron Ramsey is a doubt for the game from those who started against Swansea on Monday night. The midfielder has not trained all week, something to do with this lump on his leg no doubt: