Cazorla claims Arsenal must learn from their mistakes

Santi Cazorla

Arsenal's title challenge has collapsed over the last two months, in a manner that has proved to be all too familiar.

Santi Cazorla has told Sky Sports, in an exclusive interview, how his Arsenal side need to change.

The Spaniard has a small chance of taking part in today's game against Norwich City, following a long spell on the sidelines with a knee injury. In his absence he has watched on as Arsenal have thrown away leads with their naive attitude towards defending, and Cazorla said it is something thy must learn to change:

"This year we lost at home to Swansea, drew at home to Crystal Palace, and this is the difference if you want to win the league. For example against Crystal Palace when we were winning 1-0, we need to think about defending sometimes."

The Gunners put in a lethargic display in their last Premier League outing at Sunderland, and saw their lead over fifth placed Manchester United cut to just five points, having played a game more than their rivals.

The former Malaga and Villarreal man went on to praise Arsène Wenger's philosophies, but explained how there needs to be more of a happy medium:

"It's true we have a great mentality and great philosophy, because we always want to attack and always want to score, but sometimes we need to be clever, and if we are winning 1-0 we need to protect this result and win the three points."

Arsenal follow up their game against Norwich with a trip to the Etihad to play Manchester City before they host Aston Villa on the last day of the season. A win today will be an absolute necessity if they are to head into the Man City game with any chance of a third place finish.

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