Santi Cazorla: Arsene Wenger's Spanish sensation
Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has impressed in his debut Premier League season
He brought us Patrick Viera, Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie, but to name a few.
Now, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has seemingly unearthed yet another football sensation in the form of Santi Cazorla.
Although the 28-year-old playmaker was hardly an unknown quantity prior to his arrival at the Emirates Stadium, Cazorla was yet to play for a top European side, with no disrespect intended towards Villarreal or Malaga.
But since moving to the north London club, the Spanish international has made a name for himself in arguably the best division in the world - the Premier League.
Wenger snapped up Cazorla from Malaga in the summer for an undisclosed fee, rumoured to be just shy of £15 million. He has been their chief playmaker ever since, earning plaudits from far and wide.
The loss of players such as Alex Song, Fabregas, Nasri and most recently Van Persie has frustrated the club's fans as their eight-year trophyless spell shows no signs of stopping. But this hasn't stopped Wenger from bringing in some fantastic European talent for a modest price.
And Cazorla is the Frenchman’s latest case in point - a previously unpolished gem who is now sparkling in his Arsenal surroundings.
Wenger has heaped praise on his Spanish recruit, stating: "Santi is right footed but when you watch him play you don’t know.
"It shows how important that is in the modern midfield.
"Right or left foot was always important, but we forget about it sometimes. I'm surprised there are not more."
The skilful Spaniard has already received rave reviews from various sectors within the English game for his phenomenal skill, game-changing acumen, decisive one-two movements and his creation of and ability to score goals.
Although Wenger has his critics, and there have been more than usual this season, you cannot deny that he has pulled off something of a masterstroke by luring Cazorla to the Emirates.
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