Thursday, May 16th, 2013
“I think he is a bit of an underrated player in the Premier League. When you think he was not in the [PFA] team of the season picked by the players, it’s quite harsh. Personally I would have put him in there. When you look at his quality, that is of course outstanding, but also his attitude and workrate for the team. He’s one of the players who has been absolutely outstanding this season.” – Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger on Santi Cazorla.
The diminutive Spaniard was sensational for Arsenal against Wigan on Tuesday night, showing off his sublime touch and skills in a massive win for the Gunners.
Santi Cazorla became the first player in the Premier League this season to set up four goals in a match.
Arsenal fans will likely enjoy the following stat: Gareth Bale has four Premier League assists this season. Santi Cazorla bagged four in one match.
With 12 goals and 11 assists this season, it is simply staggering that Arsenal paid just 11 million pounds for the Spaniard.
Santi Cazorla’s individual highlights v Wigan are on the first video below. Second video is Theo Walcott v the Latics – arguably, Arsenal’s next best player on the night.