Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla believes the team has lacked maturity at times this season.

The Gunners sit eighth on the Premier League table, 18 points off the pace, and the Spanish star suggests that is because there has not been too much inexperience and a lack of consistency within the ranks.

"We haven't been consistent. There have been games where we haven't been mature enough as a team," Cazorla said.

Arsenal have an opportunity to move as high as fifth when they head to Reading on Monday night.

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