Monday, 25th November, 2013

Arsenal schemer Santi Cazorla has urged his side to make sure they are consistent in the Champions League, or risk being unexpectedly dumped out.

The Gunners have been in superb form in Europe so far this season and currently top a tough-looking group which contains Borussia Dortmund, Napoli and Marseille.


Hopes are high in the Arsenal camp that this could be the year which sees them make a real impact in the competition's latter stages.

But Cazorla has warned for that to happen they must be inseparable from that old comrade, consistency.


"We are aware that we can do beautiful things, that we can do important things", the Spaniard told his club's official site.

"Last year we went out having won 2-0 at Bayern Munich and this means we are a lot more excited this year about the Champions League.

"[The Champions League] is difficult to win. At the end of the day we have a good team, we're going through a good patch but in this competition there are the best teams in the world. If you have a bad day you will be out of the tournament.

"It's the best and most consistent team that is going to win. We're aware that in order to win the Champions League we have to work hard and beat the biggest teams."

Arsenal next face Marseille on Tuesday, sitting top of Group F with nine points from four games. Napoli come second, also on nine, while Dortmund have six and Marseille are yet to get off the mark.

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