Saturday, February 23, 2013

Santi Cazorla: One of the Bright Spots in Arsenal's Gloom

The main thing is, he scored both of Arsenal's goals today, one early and one late, to give his team a badly needed and barely deserved victory over a visiting Aston Villa side that has been hovering around the relegation zone all season. Cazorla now has 11 goals for the season - the first Arsenal player to score 10 or more in his first season with the club since Thierry Henry.

Here are some more impressive stats from Cazorla's game today, courtesy of Andrew Mangin at ESPNFC.com (here):
On Saturday, he had a pass completion rate of 90 percent, made 34 of 40 attempted passes in the final third, took six shots, beat his man in three of four take-ons, created four chances and scored twice.
Between Jack Wilshire and Santi Cazorla, Arsenal's attacking midfield looks like one part of the club that does not require a massive upgrade to compete for silverware next season.

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