Emirates Stadium star sure to have angered Emirates Stadium officials with comments made in recent interview.
Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla has attacked his side’s lack of ‘winning mentality’ and questioned their transfer policy in an astonishing interview with Sport 360 according to a Daily Mail report.
The 29 year old Spanish international’s comments will not go down well with his employers and may well lead to censure from Arsenal with the former Malaga man appearing to be pushing for an exit from the club he joined back in August 2012.
Cazorla controversially stated;
‘We (Arsenal) haven’t got a winning mentality and we have to believe in ourselves (more). Sometimes you can get used to not fighting, but we can’t do that.’
‘Arsenal has everything to win. History, infrastructure, an incredible stadium and great players,’ he said.
‘But we have to improve and sign the best players because if you don’t do that, you may lag behind.
‘That is what makes it different at other clubs. You’ve a good example in Manchester City who signed Fernandinho, (Alvaro) Negredo; or even Manchester United with (Robin) Van Persie and (Juan) Mata.
‘Arsenal know what they need next season, but it’s almost impossible to win a title if we haven’t got these kind of things.
‘I want titles and that is why I came to Arsenal. We’ve gone many years without winning one.
‘If not, what I’ll look for in my next destination is to have the chance to win. I don’t want to close doors, but at the moment I’ve a contract with Arsenal for two more seasons.
‘When I turn 31, I’ll evaluate myself and I’ll choose the best option. In which case, I would be delighted to go back to Spain.’
Cazorla then went on to confirm his side’s interest in Real Madrid keeper Iker Casillas, adding;
‘I’ve told him [I would like him to join Arsenal], but so far he has just been curious about my experience in England.
‘His situation is very complicated, but he has to make a decision. Lots of clubs want him, including Arsenal, but it would be very difficult to leave Real Madrid because of what the club represents.’
The pint sized performer has had a very average second season at the Emirates Stadium, netting just four goals and providing just four assists in 27 Premier League appearances in comparison to 12 goals and 11 assists in 38 matches last term.
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