Arsenal roundup: Santi Cazorla admits Alexis Sanchez is tired

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Arsenal ace Santi Cazorla has admitted that teammate Alexis Sanchez is feeling tired, but is desperate to play in every possible match. 

As reported by the Daily Star, Cazorla has hailed Sanchez after the Chilean forward scored twice against Championship outfit Reading to help the Gunners secure their place in the FA Cup final for the second consecutive year. 

And Cazorla is hoping that his in-form teammate will continue his good form ahead of the final showdown with Aston Villa. 

Speaking to reporters after the Gunners' semi-final victory, Cazorla said: "Let's hope he keeps that up and scores twice in the final.

"We are very happy for him. He is a key player for us in a good moment and hopefully he will carry on scoring.

"Of course we are all tired. So is he. He has the Copa America too at the end of the season but he just wants to play all of the time, as many games as you can give him.

"Now we have to rest and finish the season with the objectives we had at the start of the season."

Arteta confident of new Arsenal contract

Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta has insisted that he could sign a new deal with the club in just five minutes. 

The Spaniard, who has endured injury problems of late, has, however, insisted that he's focussing on getting back on the pitch before committing his long term future with the club. 

"My only aim is to get back fit and try to perform on the pitch,” Arteta told Sky Sports.

“As long as I do that I am sure that I will continue with this club, with the relationship I have with the club and the respect I have from everybody here.

"In May, when everything is fine, we will sit down and talk and it will take five minutes."

Gunners handed Isco boost 

Arsenal have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Real Madrid playmaker Isco after the Sunday People revealed that he can leave the Bernabeu for around £35 million in the upcoming transfer window. 

It appears, then, that Gunners chief Arsene Wenger could opt to bring the talented playmaker to north London, but it remains to be seen as to whether the club step up their interest in him anytime soon. 

One thing's for sure, despite the likes of Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil already plying their trade for the Gunners, Isco would only improve Wenger's side as they go in search of long term success. 

Arsenal fans: Do you expect Alexis Sanchez to score in the FA Cup final? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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