Date: 5th April 2016 at 12:58pm
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It`s no coincidence that Arsenal`s demise came alongside the long term injury to Santi Cazorla.

The diminutive Spaniard provides the Gunners with the ability to launch counter attacks at lightning speed and pinpoint precision and as a result of his absence Arsenal have looked fairly laboured going forward up until last Saturday.

However it`s not just his technical ability we`ve missed but also his character on and off the field, everybody loves Cazorla and it`s difficult to disagree with his fellow countryman Nacho Monreal when he describes him as the “perfect player” for Arsenal.

“Given the way we play, Santi is the perfect player for us because he loves receiving the ball, he brings our centre-backs into the game and really helps us to bring the ball out,”

‘He`s probably one of the most technically-gifted players we have in the team and obviously he brings a lot to the side.

‘Everybody really likes him and we`re aware that his way of playing and the amount of assists and goals he pitches in with are very important for us.

‘Obviously he`s had this injury that`s kept him out for about five months and the team feels that. When you lose an important player the team pays for it.”

Santi is hugely important for our style of play and the sooner he returns to the side the better we will be.

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