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4. Santi Cazorla

Santi Cazorla

 

Santi Cazorla is a magician. A pure ball player. When one talks about ambidextrous players in the world, there isn’t anyone who is better than Santi; only if there were more Santi Cazorlas. He can take corners and free kicks with either foot. I don’t think there is an ability a player can have that can better that. He started off on the left-hand side for Arsenal as an inverted winger who would generally move into the midfield third as the game went on.  But, now very recently he has adopted the role of a deep lying playmaker. His job is just to keep the ball and influence the game from that position, and has done splendidly in that position. He is the perpetrator of Arsenal’s attacks that emerge from the defense and move casually into the attacking third. He is THE transition, if there is such a thing.

Santi Cazorla was majorly influential in getting Arsenal their first trophy in nearly 10 years; the FA cup. He scored that sumptuous free kick from 35 yards out, very unexpectedly to be honest that started the comeback in the final, which will be talked about for years among Arsenal fans. He cemented his place in the hearts of Arsenal fans with that one piece of magic. Off the field, he is one of the best characters too. On the field, he is one of the most experienced players in the gunners set up. His twinkle toes are full of trickery. His intelligence and ability on the ball, is second to none. And he has the chant, to go with all of it. “Ohhhhh Santi Cazorla”.

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