Cazorla relishing new career chapter
New signing Santi Cazorla is in no doubt Arsenal can finally end a nine-year wait to win the Premier League title.
The arrival of the 27-year-old from Malaga for an undisclosed fee is a significant coup for manager Arsene Wenger and follows his close-season swoops for Germany forward Lukas Podolski and Montpellier title-winner Olivier Giroud. Cazorla helped the cash-rich La Liga outfit finish fourth last season, qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in the club's history, and was also part of the successful Spain squads at the European Championship in 2008 and 2012. Wenger said he was delighted to sign Cazorla, who can play on both wings, and said the former Villarreal flyer "will add significant quality to our squad". Cazorla said he was determined to help the north Londoners improve on last season's third-place finish and end a long wait to win the domestic game's biggest prize. The Spain international told the official club website: "I'm so happy to be joining Arsenal. This is a club with great players, a fantastic stadium and huge support. "The club has one of the best managers in football and their style of play is recognised and admired all over the world." He added: "I'm so excited to be joining one of the greatest teams in Europe and also in the Premier League. I will do my best to help Arsenal challenge for trophies and make all the supporters happy." Arsenal begin their Premier League campaign with the visit to the Emirates Stadium of Sunderland on August 18.