Arsenal face Manchester City this weekend in the Premier League at The Etihad and know that they will need to be on top form to get anything from a traditionally tough place for them to visit.
In order to do so everyone needs to be on top form for The Gunners, one man who has been recently is Santi Cazorla, and he has been explaining just how Arsenal can defeat the Premier League champions this weekend to the club website.
The diminutive Spaniard may not get all of the headlines because of the performances of star man Alexis Sanchez. Hoever, playing in a central role, Cazorla has shone in recent games with his cool passing, tricky dribbling and link-up play between midfield and attack.
And he believes Arsenal need to kick it up a gear if they are going to beat City on Sunday.
He told Arsenal.com:
“It will be a great game - if we want to win we need to play a perfect game because they are a top team. It will be a good test for us but I am confident.
“When we played at Wembley, we did very well and also at the Emirates. We could have won, but they scored late on. But we need to play like that because if not then it is very difficult against these teams.
“We need to play with more spirit, with more aggression and be very focused - if not these teams will kill you. [That is why] we need to be perfect if we want to win.”
Of course Arsenal have already played City twice already this season and are yet to lose. They beat them in the Community Shield match and drew 2-2 in the Premier LEague tie at The Emirates,
But both those games were in London, in Manchester Cazorla knows it will be an entirely different and more difficult task.