Arsenal would love to have the ability to name upon Santi Cazorla proper now.
The Gunners have been blowing cold and hot since soccer’s restart, shedding their first two Premier League matches and successful their subsequent three, earlier than solely managing a house draw with Leicester on Tuesday.
Champions League qualification is however a distant dream for Mikel Arteta’s facet, and even reserving a spot in subsequent season’s Europa League isn’t any assure given the north Londoners sit eighth with solely 4 matches remaining.
Gamers have been inconsistent all season, with solely Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang placing in high class performances regularly; it’s no shock he’s Arsenal’s high scorer with 23 objectives this season.
Hitting the again of the web has been an actual challenge for the Gunners all time period, below each former boss Unai Emery and in addition incumbent supervisor Arteta.
Alexandre Lacazette and Gabriel Martinelli sit joint second in Arsenal’s scoring charts with ten objectives apiece, and they’re adopted up by Nicolas Pepe on eight after which Joe Willock on a measly 5.
If solely they may nonetheless discipline fan favorite Santi Cazorla, who left Arsenal two years in the past when his contract expired after a interval of harm hell – throughout which period it was feared he may LOSE HIS LEG.
The Spaniard returned to his first membership Villarreal upon departing the Emirates, having fun with a optimistic debut marketing campaign through which he scored seven objectives and and assisted an extra 11.
And whereas Cazorla could now be 35, it seems age has no have an effect on on the glowing midfielder – or, if it does have an impact, it appears to make him higher!
Along with his newest objectives, a brace from the penalty spot towards Getafe on Wednesday night, Cazorla now has 14 strikes this season – greater than EVERY Arsenal participant besides Aubameyang in 2019/20.
And he’s solely gone and recorded such good goalscoring numbers whereas taking part in as a midfielder! Now that is spectacular!
Moreover, he’s even added ten assists in all competitions to show his playmaking high quality stays world class.
Arteta should be watching on and simply wishing he may name upon a participant of Cazorla’s high quality as he bids to revive Arsenal to their former glories.