Arsenal’s Spanish playmaker Santi Cazorla has roared back to form over the past few weeks. The Spaniard was sidelined during the early stages of the season, with Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere preferred over him. But with long term injuries to the two of them, Cazorla has become a regular in the starting XI of late. And even though he had a few forgettable performances, over the past few games he has rediscovered his form and is now a constant threat alongside Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud.
The Spaniard chipped in Arsenal’s second before completing the 4-1 win with a deflty-taken penalty.
Cazorla is pleased to be back among the goals but insists that victories are more important than any personal targets.
I’m very happy. It’s the best way to celebrate my birthday.
The team played well today and the most important thing was to get the three points. Now we have one week’s rest before a big game against Liverpool.
The team had good experience today and we had the right spirit. We need to play every game like we did today. In the last game against Stoke City, the first half was very bad for us, today the team played better.
It’s a good week for us because we play a lot of games and now we have one week’s rest. We have to prepare well for a big game against Liverpool and enjoy Christmas with the team.
With Ozil and Wilshere out for a couple more weeks at least, Cazorla is sure to retain a starting berth and even when they do return, they will have a tough fight to get into the starting lineup. This is good for the team as a whole and it is really good to see the Spaniard confident and scoring goals again. Let’s hope he nets many more!