Santi Cazorla believes Arsenal’s current form shows they have to be considered contenders for the Barclays Premier League title next season. A 3-1 win at Hull on Monday night saw Arsenal back in the wins column after last week’s goalless draw with newly-crowned champions Chelsea halted a run of six straight in the league.
Their form makes them clear favourites to defend the FA Cup when they face Aston Villa in the final at the end of the month, but they are on course for second place as Chelsea’s closest challengers.
‘Of course we want to win the title next year, but second place this season is for now the most important thing,’ Cazorla said on Sky Sports 1.
‘We want to finish in the Champions League places and win the FA Cup final.’ Cazorla had another outstanding personal evening, driving Arsenal forward and setting up Aaron Ramsey for the second goal of the night.