Santi Cazorla sure Arsenal can end trophy drought next season

Santi Cazorla is certain Arsenal can end their eight-year wait for a trophy next season after missing out on silverware this term

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Santi Cazorla joined Arsenal from Malaga last summer Photo: Back Page Images

Santi Cazorla is certain Arsenal can end their eight-year wait for a trophy next season.

The Gunners have not won any major silverware since lifting the FA Cup in 2005, with Arsene Wenger having led the north Londoners to seven trophies since taking over at the club in 116.

And Cazorla, who has been one of Arsenal’s star performers this season since joining the club from Malaga last summer, is keen to make amends next term.

“The aim is to win trophies,” Cazorla told Arsenal Player. “Unfortunately Arsenal has gone eight years without a trophy, which is a long time for such a huge club that’s always up there fighting with the other big clubs.

“This year we haven’t been able to, for various reasons. We got far in both the FA Cup and the League Cup but it wasn’t to be.

“I hope next year will be another story. We want to be fighting for the Premier League and all the tournaments we enter. We’re a great team and I’m sure we will.”

The Spanish playmaker also praised Arsenal’s recent consistency in the league, with the Gunners having won seven of their last 10 games in the top flight.

“What I’ve taken from this year is that as a team we weren’t very consistent for half of the season, which cost us in terms of reaching the higher positions in the league,” the 28-year-old continued.

“Now we’re a lot more consistent and that’s the form we were lacking before – being consistent and getting the three points whenever we could.

“We’re a long way off the top because of this lack of form, even though it was only for half the season.”

Arsenal travel to Queens Park Rangers in their next Premier League game on Saturday.

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