The Arsenal and Spain midfielder Santi Cazorla suggested ahead of this current international break that it would be a chance for him to recharge his batteries and enjoy himself before the serious business of the season ahead.
The Spaniard has improved after a slow start for the Gunners and we need him to come back in top form, with our German play maker Mesut Ozil ruled out with injury until the start of next year. One of the problems for Santi has been having to play on the flanks rather than through the middle.
I know that Alexis Sanchez has been doing great there in recent games, but I also reckon that Arsenal cvould do just as well having Cazorla there and Alexis coming from wide or playing as a second striker in a 4-4-2 formation. He played through the middle for Spain against Belarus tonight for 70 minutes and looked threatening throughout. He will lose the ball at times as he tries special things, but it is not as risky if he is on the edge of their box rather than on the wing.
Maybe the first game back against Man United is not the one to change the system, but with United;s defence all over the place, maybe the little magician’s tricky could be just the thing. Cazorla should come back in good confidenciness and an in-form Cazorla would be a huge asset for us.
So is it time for Arsenal to play Cazorla as our number 10?