Santi Cazorla says Arsenal’s form in Champions League Group F proves they can do “beautiful things” in Europe this season.
The Gunners became the first English side to beat Borussia Dortmund at home in the competition last month, while they have also beaten Napoli and Marseille.
Cazorla accepts the competition will be very difficult to win, but says Arsène Wenger’s side should not be discounted from the reckoning.
“We are aware that we can do beautiful things, that we can do important things,” the Spaniard said. “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.
We are aware that we can do beautiful things, that we can do important thingsSanti Cazorla
“[The competition] 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.”
Cazorla says the Gunners drew great confidence from their victory at Dortmund, and feels it puts them in pole position to qualify from Group F.
“It was a great victory and it put us in a privileged position,” he said. “Had we lost in Dortmund, it would have been very difficult for us in the table.
“Also they hadn't lost at home for a long time, they didn't concede any goals to their rival teams and that means that we've done things in a really good way and that we can face great teams.”Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 23 Nov 2013