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Santi Cazorla

30-Year-Old Midfielder     Arsenal  Premier


Birthdate:  December 13, 1984    Birthplace:  Llanera, Spain    Nationality:  Spain    Height:  5' 7"    Weight:  146 lbs    

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Cazorla had two assists Sunday against West Brom to increase his season total to 11, which he's matched with seven goals in 37 games.

Cazorla came up big for Arsenal this season while Mesut Ozil missed considerable time with a knee injury, and the former kept his starting spot with the latter returned because of that solid play. Cazorla turned 30 in December and still has plenty of good football left in him, though Arsenal's summer dealings could affect his role next season.

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Santi Cazorla: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

March 21, 2015

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Cazorla's corner was headed home by Olivier Giroud in the 28th minute of Arsenal's 2-1 win over Newcastle on Saturday.

The assist was Cazorla's eighth of the season, which he's coupled with seven goals in 29 total appearances. He played a little more centrally and in control of the attack due to Mesut Ozil sitting out with an illness, but he could be sent back out wide when Ozil returns after the international break.

February 23, 2015

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Cazorla converted an eighth-minute penalty kick to open the scoring during Arsenal's win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Cazorla has now finished all six of his penalty kick opportunities this season, bringing his total to seven goals on the campaign. Additionally, the Spaniard has doled out six assists, putting him among the Premiership's best creative forces. Despite being part of a crowded Arsenal attack, Cazorla has solidified his place in the Gunners' starting XI over the past couple months.

February 5, 2015

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Cazorla was named the PFA Fans' Player of the Month for January due to his run of strong performances for Arsenal, reports the Daily Mail.

Cazorla picked up a goal and an assist to help Arsenal move to fifth place in the standings. The team dropped their opening match in 2015 but then went on to win the remainder of their fixtures in January.

February 2, 2015

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Cazorla converted a 75th minute penalty kick and also set up two other scores during Arsenal's convincing 5-0 win over Aston Villa on Sunday.

Cazorla is currently enjoying an unmatched run of sensational form, as the skillful Spaniard has supplied six goals and four assists over his past nine Premier League appearances. Over that span, five of Cazorla's goals have come from the penalty spot, where he made hay once again Sunday. An instrumental figure in the center of Arsenal's attack, Cazorla's fantasy stock remains on the rise even despite teammate Mesut Ozil returning to action. The two like-minded players excelled while playing together Sunday, which should put fantasy owners at ease when considering both players' stock moving forward.

January 4, 2015

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Cazorla picked up an assist in Sunday's 2-0 victory over Hull City in the FA Cup.

Cazorla could have bagged a handful of assists if Theo Walcott had been in top form, but he had to settle for a point on Alexis Sanchez's late insurance goal. Cazorla has clicked with Sanchez in recent weeks, en route to four goals and five assists over his last 10 appearances.

December 28, 2014

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Cazorla scored from the penalty spot in the 41st minute of Arsenal's 2-1 win at West Ham on Sunday.

Cazorla's recent fine play continues, as he now has four goals and an assist in his last five Premier League matches. He would normally be a possibility for some rest during the condensed holiday period, but with a number of players still sidelined with injuries, he should be right back in the starting XI come New Year's Day at Southampton.

December 27, 2014

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said after Friday's game against Stoke City that Cazorla is his No. 1 penalty taker while Mikel Arteta is sidelined.

Alexis Sanchez missed a penalty during the QPR match and Wenger noted after the game that Cazorla "is a nice guy and let him take it." After the miss, it's likely that Cazorla will take the next ones, as long as Arteta is not on the pitch.