Arsenal must find consistency for title challenge says Santi Cazorla

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The Spaniard says they are confident of getting the goals to score games given their attacking talent.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla says they perform consistency to challenge for the title this season.

The Gunners are currently flying high in the league as they sit second behind Manchester City, having picked things up following a slow start.

They have been boosted with several impressive victories in recent weeks, beating Manchester United 3-0 at the Emirates and then beating Bayern Munich 2-0 in the Champions League in midweek.

Those are the kind of performances Arsenal can produce, and Cazorla says they must do it consistently to challenge for silverware.

“When the team is playing well it’s always easier to find your level and you enjoy it more on the pitch,” he told arsenal.com.

“We hope to keep the level of our performances as high as possible because that’s what’s going to allow us to fight for silverware. We need to be more consistent – I think that’s the key for this team.”

The midfielder also says that they are confident as a side that if they can keep a clean sheet or concede as few as possible, then they have the ability to score the goals to win games.

The Gunners have had no problem scoring goals so far this season, despite their failure to sign a big striker this summer, with Alexis Sanchez in particular in a fine run of form.

There have often been questions about their defence though, although that has looked increasingly more solid in recent weeks as well, and Cazorla says they need to ensure that solidity continues, as they are confident of getting the goals.

“We always say that if we keep a clean sheet, or if we defend well and concede as few goals as possible, we’re going to win lots of matches because we have players up front that score a lot of goals,” he added.

“We create lots of chances in every match we play. We’re confident in our attacking play, but we need to [continue to] defend better to ensure we’re more solid and make sure we pick up more points.

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