Santi Cazorla.

Santi Cazorla names his favourite Arsenal teammate - Sorry Ozil

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Santi Cazorla's return from injury has been one of the biggest plus points of Arsenal's season so far.

The diminutive Spaniard missed the majority of the second half of the Gunners' 2015-16 campaign but has slotted right back into his role as key creator for Arsene Wenger's side this term. 

Indeed, he's played a big part in the north London club's current six-game unbeaten run in the league, with his incisive passing and creative play on full display. But, whilst Cazorla clearly enjoys sharing the ball around his teammates, he must have a favourite? Speaking with Bleacher Report he revealed exactly who it is.

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From Petr Cech in goal and Laurent Koscielny leading the back line, to midfield partner Mesut Ozil and born again winger Theo Walcott, there is certainly a lot of high-quality talent to choose from.

However, Cazorla spurned all the names above when naming his favourite Gooner - opting for a man who would probably rank pretty highly if you asked the Emirates faithful the same question just now.

"Alexis Sanchez," Cazorla said. And his reason?

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"Because he's one of the best players in the world. He is a great player. He has a great mentality. He wants to prove it every day, so he's a great example for the young players."

Perfect teammate

Talented, hard working and a role model to boot, that certainly sounds like a great teammate to us and we can understand why Cazorla plumped for the Chile star.

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Sanchez has become a firm favourite with fans, too, ever since he arrived from Barcelona back in 2014. With 47 goals in 100 appearances for Arsenal he has often offered the touch of class Wenger's men have been crying out for.

If the Gunners are to finally get their hands on a league title, however, they will need both Cazorla and his best bud Alexis to produce the goods on a regular basis. 

Collective effort

They did just that in the recent 3-0 victory over Chelsea, but Arsenal fans have seen their team lose momentum as the season progresses on too many occasions in the past to get carried away.

For Cazorla, though, the Premier League doesn't appear to be the main focus. That's after, in the same video interview with Bleacher Report, the 31-year-old revealed winning the UEFA Champions League is the one thing he wants to tick off his footballing bucket list.

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