Arsenal can win the title this year as the form they are on now is that of champions, but they must keep Hector Bellerin to have a chance, according to our little magician – Santi Cazorla.

Bellerin has been attracting interest from Barcelona and Manchester City and Cazorla believes Arsenal would be making a mistake to let him join any of those sides.

Speaking to IBTimes, Cazorla said, “It is clear that Hector is the right-back of the future.”

“You could see in the victory over Swansea how good he is. He was all over the place and never stopped running.

“For Arsenal it would be a mistake to let him go.

“It is obvious that many teams want him. There has been talk about Manchester City and Barcelona.

“He is a player with great potential and I am sure he will also be a key part of the future of the Spanish national team.”

Arsenal have won all of their last six games in the league and are joint top with Manchester City. They are the nearly men in the league having capitulated again last season giving Leicester the chance to win the title. Cazorla however believed Arsenal have learnt their lessons and won’t repeat the mistakes that cost them the title last season.

“We have started the season in a good way,” Cazorla said.

“We are having a good run but it is a very long season. We have to go step by step. It is clear that we want to fight [for the title].

“We have always said we needed to give a step forward. We have started well and we are being more consistent. That’s what we lacked in previous seasons.”

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