December 6 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has called on the Gunners to show more maturity as they look to get their season back on track after last week’s humiliating Capital One Cup defeat to Bradford.
Arsene Wenger’s side have made a habit of squandering leads in recent seasons and that hasn’t changed this time around, with promising positions wasted on a number of occasions.
The Gunners face Reading on Monday night, when they will be hoping to put the Bradford debacle behind them.
Former Malaga star Cazorla admits they need to learn to close games out but says that, despite the team’s disappointing start to the season, he is enjoying life with the north Londoners.
“We haven’t been consistent,” the Spain international told Marca.
“There have been games where we haven’t been mature enough as a team and haven’t held onto the positive results. We are hoping to make up some ground.”
Cazorla has impressed in patches this season and is relishing his role at the head of an attack-minded midfield trio with Mikel Arteta and Jack Wilshere.
“I am very comfortable with where the manager positions me, support striker, with the freedom I like to have,” he said.
“The team also plays a type of football which suits me very well and I take on more responsibility every day.”