Arsenal's star player Santi Cazorla has stated that players of the Spanish league are moving abroad because of the perennial dominance of Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Cazorla further claimed that in the near future, more and more players will leave Spain in order to escape the monotony of surrendering the league to the duo, as no other teams can compete over the course of the whole season.

Cazorla was defending the claims made by the media on new Gunner Mesut Ozil that he left because he couldn't handle the pressure of life at Real Madrid. 

Cazorla was further quoted saying that: “Many players want to try their luck outside of Spain because it gets monotonous with just Barca and Real Madrid."

“Outside of Spain there are opportunities to win titles. In Spain, with the duopoly, there aren’t. In addition, there are economic problems the country is facing.

“I don’t think La Liga has taken a step back, but it’s also true that great players like Negredo, Soldado, Navas, who are very important players in the league, have all left to the English Premier League and I think in that regard La Liga has lowered its quality.”

In the past few years many players notably big names have left Spanish leagues with the likes of Juan Mata, Cazorla himself, Soldado, Negredo and Navas. 

Cazorla has been ruled out of action for the near future after picking up an ankle injury, but may return after the next international break.

The Spanish midfield maestro has been a revelation since moving from Malaga to the Emirates in 2012, and has been the centre piece of Arsene Wenger's side since his arrival.

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