Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla doesn't believe managerial changes will have any effect on the title race next season and he's adamant that the race will be tighter than ever before.

Last year's campaign was won comfortably by Manchester United, as rivals Manchester City and Chelsea fell well off the pace behind the Old Trafford side.

However, ahead of the new season, a lot of people are wondering if United can continue their success under David Moyes, after he was appointed as the new manager, after Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement.

Moyes is now at Old Trafford and will not be going up against Roberto Mancini or Rafael Benitez for City and Chelsea, but instead will battle Manuel Pelligrini and Jose Mourinho.

Despite the three new managers at the top-three Premier League sides, the Arsenal midfielder doesn't believe that will change anything for next season.

Cazorla, who was impressive in his debut season in England, believes next year's race will be tighter than ever before.

“The most radical change is at Manchester United because Ferguson has been there for so long,” the Spaniard told the official Arsenal Magazine.

“It will be a little difficult at the start for a new manager but I don’t think it influences too much in terms of being an advantage for other teams. There are great managers at those clubs and I’m sure [the title race] will be just as difficult.”

Cazorla was also asked about Pellegrini, as he worked with him during his time at Malaga and Villarreal and the Spaniard believes he will take City to the next level.

“I find it strange that some people don’t know about him,” he said. “He’s done spectacular things with Malaga and Villarreal in the Champions League. Clubs like City obviously want him for a reason and, ultimately, it’s for the job he’s done.

“He’s demonstrated he is top class. At whatever team he’s been at - Malaga, Villarreal, Real Madrid - he’s done well. He’s had those teams playing spectacular football and I’m sure City will be a better team. I’m sure City’s football will change and will be more offensive.

“I’m very happy for him because he deserves to be at a club of that level. He’s getting his reward. He’s been so important to my career.”


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