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Cazorla - Why I love the FA Cup

Santi Cazorla says he has “very good memories” of the FA Cup after last season’s dramatic final against Hull City.

Arsenal conceded two early goals but the Spain midfielder’s inch-perfect free-kick inspired a comeback that saw the Gunners lift their first silverware in nine years.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s fourth-round clash at Brighton & Hove Albion, Cazorla revealed just how much the competition means to him.

"We want to win this competition again and this is a very good opportunity for us"

Santi Cazorla

“It’s similar [to the Copa del Rey] but the FA Cup here is very important for every club,” he told Arsenal Player. “It’s a big, big trophy for all the teams here, and in Spain the Copa del Rey is the same.

“I have very good memories [of last season’s final] and it was a very good moment for me and for the team. It was my first trophy with the club and I want to get another one this year.

“I think [the free-kick against Hull] was very important because we were losing 2-0 and I could help the team. At half-time it’s different when you get a goal back."

“I don’t think [there is more pressure this year],” he continued. "We want to win this competition again and this is a very good opportunity for us. We need to play against Brighton away and we can repeat this year with another trophy for the fans and the club.”

 

 

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