Why Arsenal have missed Santi Cazorla

Why Arsenal have missed Santi Cazorla

Santi Cazorla missed the majority of last season due to a series knee ligament injury. He picked up the damage in a draw against Norwich on November 29th 2015 and despite hoping to make a return in March, he didn't return to first team training until April and made just one more bow before the season came to a close. Wenger's midfield clearly missed the Spaniard and the balance he brought to the side. Alongside Francis Coquelin, he developed a …
Superb Santi Helps Secure Victory for Arsenal

Superb Santi Helps Secure Victory for Arsenal

The stand out fixture of match day twenty two was the clash between title contenders Manchester City and Arsenal who have title winning and top four ambitions of their own. Many fans were awaiting the chance to see Sergio Aguero and Alexis Sanchez go toe to toe as two of the best players in the Barclays Premier League. However there was a surprise in store as Santi Cazorla stole the show with an A* performance much like at the start of …
Santi Cazorla vs Man City | Player Performance Analysis

Santi Cazorla vs Man City | Player Performance Analysis

After the horrific loss to Chelsea and the disappointing draw to Swansea, Arsenal needed some players to step up and steady the ship with a performance against Manchester City.  While they only ended up with a point, Arsenal put in a very good performance that they hope will help steady themselves.  The game was more than just the result as the team put in a really impressive performance against, arguably, the most talented team in the Premier League. One of …
Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

In what could be seen as a must win game for both sides, Tottenham welcome Arsenal to White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon. The North London rivals come into this game aiming for different things. Tottenham have had a difficult few weeks and will need a victory to consolidate their position in fifth place and keep within sniffing distance of the top four. Meanwhile Arsenal will need a win if they are to have any hope of staying in the …
Santi Cazorla vs Crystal Palace | Player Performance Analysis

Santi Cazorla vs Crystal Palace | Player Performance Analysis

Before going into a brutal run of games, Arsenal welcomed Crystal Palace to the Emirates for the first time.  While this game was against a relatively easy opponent, the three points were crucial for the Gunners.  While Palace were tough to break down, Arsenal eventually did get the breakthrough and won 2-0.  This moved Arsenal back to the top of the table and extended their unbeaten run to 10 games in all competitions. While Alex Oxlade Chamberlain is taking home most of the plaudits with his …
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal host Crystal Palace on Sunday, in a game that sees ex-Gunner Marouane Chamakh return to the Emirates for the first time since his departure. Crystal Palace have struggled away from home so far this season, scoring just 5 goals and winning just 2 of their 11 games away from Selhurst Park. They are also the lowest scorers in the Premier League, scoring just 15 goals and face an uphill task against an Arsenal team looking to go back to …
Santi Cazorla | Player Performance Analysis VsLiverpool

Santi Cazorla | Player Performance Analysis VsLiverpool

So far this season, picking a midfield has been very difficult for Arsene Wenger because of Aaron Ramsey hitting great form, the expensive signing of the star Mesut Ozil, the glorious return for Mathieu Flamini, and the ever passionate Jack Wilshere. This has seen one of Arsenals star play-makers of last year, Santiago Cazorla, hiding in the shadows and only making 5 starts in the league so far. Hitting the back of the net in such a huge game for …
Arsenal 1 Spurs 0 | Comparisons | Cazorla V Paulinho, Giroud V Soldado

Arsenal 1 Spurs 0 | Comparisons | Cazorla V Paulinho, Giroud V Soldado

A 3rd goal in as many Premier League games from Olivier Giroud powered Arsenal to their 4th consecutive victory in all competitions and their 2nd consecutive victory in the Premier League. The 1 - 0 victory over North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur was also Arsenal's 101st Derby win. But it wasn't a cake-walk for them as the team had to toil and toil hard until the dying moments. Credit must be given to Tottenham for putting up a fight, albeit …
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