The Spanish international midfielder Santi Cazorla has been a big part of the way Arsenal have performed this season, controlling the central midfield area with his silky skills to add to the steel of Francis Coquelin. The little magician has done a brilliant job of proving that he can hold down that tricky role amid the ferocity and speed of English football.
So if Arsenal do go on to lift the coveted EPL trophy next May then we will all owe a lot of thanks to Cazorla, so I( am definitely not having a go here, except maybe a little bit. The thing that Arsenal fans could do with seeing more from Santi is the sort of thing we saw during the Spain v England friendly tonight.
If you haven’t seen it check it out, as Cazorla stayed ice cool and produced a controlled but powerful curled strike inside the post which left Joe Hart rooted to the spot. This was the sort of thing we had become used to from him in previous years but he has yet to get off the mark this time.
I know he is playing a deeper role but he does still get into good positions. The stats on Squawka.com show that his shooting accuracy and his number of shots per game is down but I think that just shows that he is out of nick.
Perhaps this goal for Spain will settle Cazorla down in front of goal and we could soon see him scoring again for the Gunners. However, I thought this would happen a month ago when his double strike against Luxembourg sent Spain to Euro 2016. I believe he is still the Arsenal penalty taker so maybe he just needs one of them to get off the mark.
What do you think?