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Cazorla prioritises Premier League

7 October 2012 15:45

Arsenal off-season signing Santi Cazorla has set his sights on winning the Premier League title with the Londoners.

The Spaniard scored his second league goal for Arsene Wenger's side in a 3-1 away win over West Ham on Saturday and wants to carry on his good early form with a push for glory, having already won two European Championships with his national side.

He told The Sun: "Arsenal is one of the big clubs in Europe so we are obliged to fight for titles.

"Within their means the club has been putting together a very good squad over the last two years and it's clear we now want to change that dynamic of not winning anything.

"We haven't won anything for seven years but I believe Arsenal always show passion and are a team of winners.

"I am here to fight for the league title. We have a good squad and I think that we can (win the league)."

The 27-year-old also thanked his family for their support during his transition from Spain to London, explaining: "My family was the key because they've always supported me. My brother Nando is my biggest fan.

"The death of my father was a hard moment for me and it pains me that he did not see my success in the Euros with Spain. I always dedicate my victories to his memory."

Cazorla also talked about the challenge of playing in London and transferring to a new squad but has thanked team-mate Mikel Arteta for making his transition to English football a lot easier.

"Mikel Arteta is very important for me in all the aspects, not only from a footballing point of view. From my arrival he supported me in the dressing room and made it easier for me to connect with my team-mates," he said.

"Gunners fans love the Spanish players."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
6 October 2012
Game week
7
Kick-off
18:30
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
1 - 3
Venue
Boleyn Ground (London)
Attendance
34974

Goals

M. Diamé 21'
(assist by G. McCartney) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
41' O. Giroud
 (assist by L. Podolski)
1 - 2
77' T. Walcott
 (assist by O. Giroud)
1 - 3
83' Santi Cazorla
 (assist by T. Walcott)

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
14 86'
5
9
11
13
15
32
# Player Bookings
11
14 77' 78'
6
15
22
23
36

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
2 25 +22 52
3 25 +28 50
4 25 +26 50
5 25 +24 49
6 25 +17 48

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