Can Cazorla cracker get goals going for Arsenal?

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 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?

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  1. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Even though Cazorla is doing a great job along side Coquelin, his real talent is being wasted in that position,
    Hence the lack of goals from him.

    1. GoonerLad says:

      Definitely not, he’s been creating way more chances than he used to when he played upfront, and he brings a lot more balance to the team in the deeper role. In his new role he dictates the midfield while Ozil dictates the attack

      1. dragunov762mm says:

        Arsene push Santi to sacrifice his attacking minded, and it’s all pays off.
        Glad to see him scored again after that dizzied Spuds night.
        My worry to our team is on three men. Coquelin, Santi and Ozil (I assume nothing gonna happen to Cech). They don’t have equal or at less semi equal back up. Our title campaign, let alone the strikers, will mostly depend on those three fitness. Arsene must do something at January window to protect them.

        1. josh37 says:

          Umm Santi and Ozil are world-class. What player of their talent would want to come to play ‘back-up.’ It just doesn’t happen unless you throw a silly amount of money at them, which Wenger definitely won’t.
          It’s not the players we have in the squad, it’s their fitness. Ramsey, Wilshere, Rosicky and Arteta. Sorry, no team in the premier league bar perhaps United has that sort of depth in midfield.

  2. BabyPlease says:

    I think baby please, the question should be about Giroud scoring because he is supposed to score more often than Santi, him being a CF. I’m hoping that he will start scoring again for us.

    Hopefully, Santi can score too but playing at the back of cm makes it tougher to score.

    But it’s good to see both scoring. Long may it continue

    1. dragunov762mm says:

      He’s scoring more than Santi. Off course, he still need to rise his conversion rate, specially when Alexis is looking to loss his mojo again.

  3. Mick The Gooner says:

    It was just such a good finish. Curled beautifully around the defender, pefectly to the bottom corner…

  4. Mick The Gooner says:

    On another note. It’s embarrassing that our ticket prices are so high that other clubs feel the need to subsidise their fans’ away tickets…

    1. dragunov762mm says:

      SOB (Stan Out Better!)

  5. asdabolu says:

    Stan OUT brigade

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