Santi Cazorla: I joined Arsenal because of Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger Press Conference - 18/02/2014

The Spaniard has revealed how the Frenchman persuaded him to join the Gunners.

Santi Cazorla has revealed that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger convinced him to join the north London side by telling him he could improve his game - and give him a chance of winning the Premier League, according to the Daily Mirror.

Critics may suggest Wenger would have been playing it fast and loose with the promise of a 'chance' of a title at the Emirates Stadium but Cazorla is delighted he has been able to work with the 'special' coach.

Indeed, the Spanish midfielder has praised the Frenchman's demanding nature, as well as his ability to give confidence to the younger players at Arsenal:

"Wenger is a big coach. I am at Arsenal because he convinced me he could improve my game and give me a chance of winning the Premier League. I am happy with my experience at Arsenal and that’s true.

"I have worked with good coaches in my career and Wenger is special.

"He’s very demanding, even when we win, and always wants the team to play a good game. His big virtue is the way he gives confidence to young players."

Arsenal travel to Manchester United later today still holding hope that they can finish second in the Premier League, with Chelsea having already sealed the title.

Manchester City will have to drop points for that to happen, however, so it could be a straight shootout between the Gunners and United for third place.

Arsenal currently hold a two-point advantage over United and could guarantee third as a minimum if they beat Louis van Gaal's men at Old Trafford - just as they did in the FA Cup.

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