Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla does not think managerial changes at the Premier League summit will make next season's title race any easier.
Champion Manchester United will begin the new term under the command of new boss David Moyes, while runner-up Manchester City is now steered by former Malaga coach Manuel Pelligrini. Jose Mourinho is once again at the reins of Chelsea.
Such extreme upheaval has led to suggestions that the top flight may become a more open competition but the Spain international insists that it will not make a lick of difference once the new men find their groove.
"The most radical change is at Manchester United because [Sir Alex] Ferguson has been there for so long," Cazorla told Arsenal's official 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."
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