Although he’s well aware of the importance of Sunday’s North London Derby from a geographical point of view, Santi Cazorla says the game is more important than that.
With Arsenal playing catch-up they can’t afford to drop any points in the race for a top four finish, and that’s what’s crucial, according to the Spaniard.
“It’s very important,” he said, “not just because it is a great rivalry or that it’s Tottenham versus Arsenal, but the fact that they’re a side with great players who are fighting with us for a top-four spot,”
“To beat them and get into the top four and the Champions League, which is our aim for the season, is essential. We know how important it is and I hope we can rise to the challenge.
“Like everyone else, I’m really looking forward to the match against Tottenham and I hope we can achieve our goal of fighting for a Champions League spot. It’s going to be a really difficult game but a great match to watch.”
It will only be a great match to watch if we get a result, but having scored in his previous encounter with the club whose fans eat their own young/mud, Arseblog News has a feeling Santi could be decisive in this one too.