Santi Cazorla feels the fact that Reading are fighting for survival could mean they are trickier opponents than Swansea.

Arsène Wenger’s side beat the Welsh club 2-0 before the international break through goals from Nacho Monreal and Gervinho.

Cazorla exclusive
Video poster
Replay Replay Resume

Up next


 Reading, meanwhile, are in the relegation zone but Cazorla does not expect an easy ride against them at Emirates Stadium.

“Swansea had already qualified for the Europa League after winning the League Cup and you might notice, with teams like that, they’re a little looser, that same pressure isn’t there,” the Spaniard told Arsenal Player.

“But it can go either way. It can be beneficial or work against you. But I think, from now, every match will be very difficult.

“In the end, we’re all fighting for something important, some teams to get into Europe, some to get into the Champions League, others for the title, others to stay up.

“So now the tension is going to be greater in every match. Every week, we have fewer opportunities to put things right and smaller margins for error. All the matches now are finals.”

Use our dedicated hashtag to join the match conversation: #AFCvRFC

Arsenal v Reading

Cazorla to score first @ 11/2

Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to as the source
Rob Kelly 29 Mar 2013