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Santiago Cazorla Gonzalez | Midfielder

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/13/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 146

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Arsenal's attack was in sharp form, carving through the Newcastle defense with ease, and it was a pair of goals for both Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud that did the damage in a 4-1 thrashing of Newcastle United.
This may have been Arsenal's most impressive showing of the season when you consider where the production came from as Cazorla had not scored from open play in 29 appearances and Giroud scored for the first time in a starting role since his return from injury last month. Alexis Sanchez was the main supplier, providing two assists on the day. With Aaron Ramsey injured for a spell and a well publicized desire from Gunner fans to bring in a more prolific striker, Cazorla and Giroud showed today that they are capable of getting positive results with the weight of responsibility on their backs. Arsenal travel to Anfield next in what should be an entertaining event. Dec 13 - 2:33 PM
Source: NBC Sports

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Santi Cazorla finally opened his Premier League account for Arsenal in the 3-2 loss at the Britannia on Saturday.

Santi Cazorla failed to score in the Premier League over the season's first four months but finally broke onto the score sheet when he converted a second half penalty. Cazorla's lack of goals wasn't for lack of trying with the diminutive Spaniard having taken 40 shots this season with 12 being on target. He has been producing strong all-around phantom point totals most weeks and if the goals and assists start coming he could be a very strong fantasy option in the weeks leading up to Mesut Ozil's return presumably sometime in January.
Dec 10 - 9:10 AM

Jack Wilshere's injury may render this irrelevant but it is worth noting that for an important match, Santi Cazorla was left out of Arsene Wenger's starting line-up.

It has been a long dry spell in front of goal for Santi Cazorla. Combine that with Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain showing well for England and the return to health of Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey the diminutive Spaniard may no longer be a starter for Arsene Wenger on the rare occasions when he has a healthy line-up. Wilshere will be out for between a couple of weeks and four months depending on what is found in scans later this week but with Mesut Ozil getting closer to full health and a transfer window opening, Cazorla's time as a significant contributor at Arsenal may be drawing to a close.
Nov 26 - 12:03 PM

Santi Cazorla rebounded from a poor showing against Sunderland with a well-rounded performance against Burnley.

Santi Cazorla was disappointing in Arsenal's 2-0 win over Sunderland in Week 9 as he failed to produce the secondary contributions - shots on target, successful crosses, and corners won - that have marked his thus-far goalless season. The diminutive Spaniard bounced back against Burnley with two shots on target, three successful crosses and two corners won in a strong overall performance. Eventually a goal or more will come and he should be primed for a huge week when it does.
Nov 4 - 10:30 AM

Santi Cazorla is Nik's pick of the Arsenal midfielders for the winnable home clash with Burnley.

Cazorla has never regained the form he showed in his debut season in England, but the midfielder still performs a valuable job for Arsenal and is having a decent campaign so far. When looking at Cazorla's stats it's surprising to see that he has picked up the majority of his fantasy points for defensive work, winning eleven tackles and making nine interceptions in eight matches, but the Spaniard should be able to focus his efforts on attacking this week as Burnley visit the Emirates.
Oct 31 - 5:24 AM

Santi Cazorla was tipped for a big weekend against Sunderland but instead returned a very modest return for Arsenal and fantasy managers alike.

Santi Cazorla has been in a goal-scoring slump all-season but has seemed close to a breakthrough for a few weeks now. With Sunderland, Arsenal's Week 9 opposition, having shipped eight goals the previous week hopes were high for Cazorla to continue to deliver fantasy points while adding a goal. As it turned out, he failed to deliver a goal or much in the way of phantom points. With Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey, and Jack Wilshere all getting closer to full fitness Cazorla's place in the line-up may be at risk.
Oct 28 - 3:24 PM

Santi Cazorla has been producing strong fantasy showings in recent weeks despite not doing much that shows up in a traditional match summary.

The diminutive Spaniard has been cranking out double digit Yahoo fantasy performances on the back of shots on target, successful crosses, and corners won. The fact that Cazorla is in a major goal slump hasn't hurt his fantasy value at all in formats that reward secondary statistics (or phantom points). With Arsenal facing dire Sunderland this weekend it isn't reasonable to hope for another all-action performance that might have a goal to push it over the top as well.
Oct 22 - 1:19 PM

Santi Cazorla was the lone Arsenal player to make it to double digits in the Yahoo scoring system in the Week 7 loss to Chelsea.

It isn't often that Arsenal only have one player in double digit fantasy points in the Yahoo system but Week 7 was one of those weeks. Perhaps it speaks to Chelsea's strategy against the Gunners that a full half of Cazorla's points were earned by the player being fouled. The balance were gained from winning tackles which isn't exactly where Arsene Wenger will want his attacking players getting their fantasy points. Expect better versus Hull after the international break.
Oct 8 - 2:49 PM

Santi Cazorla continued Arsenal's momentum from last season's FA Cup win into the new season with the opening goal in Arsenal's 3-0 Community Shield win over Manchester City.

With so much focus on new arrivals Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers, it was the old guard in the form of Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud who scored for Arsenal as they swept to a relatively easy Community Shield win. City's side were decidedly weakened by the absences of Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta and Sergio Aguero but Arsenal were likewise missing Per Mertesacker, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil so the win cannot be entirely discounted. The match was more important for Arsenal than City and it will help them hit the ground running when the season kicks off on Saturday.
Aug 10 - 12:19 PM

The arrival of Alexis Sanchez likely means that Santi Cazorla will be pushed to the bench as soon as Theo Walcott is healthy if not sooner.

Arsenal's preferred starting front six is likely to be Mikel Arteta (or a yet-to-be-purchased replacement), Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud. With Walcott not ready to start the season, Sanchez will likely start on the right in Walcott's preferred spot with Cazorla taking the spot to the left of Giroud. As soon as Walcott is ready to go (projected as mid-September), Cazorla is likely to be pushed to the bench.
Aug 6 - 12:25 PM

Arsenal's aggressive summer of recruiting may be set to continue with reliable sources indicating that Porto attacking midfielder Juan Fernando Quintero may well be moving to the Emirates next week.

With holding midfielder still a glaring need, Arsenal supporters may be wondering why Arsene Wenger is focusing his attention on the very well stocked attacking midfielder spot. At 21 years old, the recruitment of Quintero, if it comes to fruition, may signal the departure of Lukas Podolski and/or Santi Cazorla. Recognizing that both veteran attackers are unlikely to be satisfied with marginal roles now that Alexis Sanchez is in town, Wenger may be taking the opportunity to bring in an even younger reserve and off-load the large salaries being taken home by Cazorla and Podolski.
Jul 31 - 2:38 PM

Spain Starting XI: Reina; Juanfran, Ramos, Albiol, Alba; Cazorla, Alonso, Koke, Iniesta; Torres, Villa.

A new lineup for Spain as a few players who are probably playing in their last World Cup get the start.
Source: Squawka
Jun 23 - 11:01 AM

Santi Cazorla's name has come up on multiple occasions this summer, primarily with potential moves back to La Liga and today he has been linked to Atletico Madrid.

It isn't hard to see how this one could have some legs. Arsene Wenger isn't big on outfield players in their 30s. Cazorla just turned 30. If Arsenal are healthy, Cazorla is probably a squad player, not a starter. Atletico Madrid look likely to be raided this summer with at least some of Diego Costa, Koke, Filipe Luis, and Thibault Corrtois leaving. As a result, Atletico will have lots of money and lots of needs. It wouldn't be shocking to see Arsenal sell Cazorla and buy another attacking midfielder entering his prime or give those reserve/deputy minutes to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and/or Serge Gnabry next season.
Jun 17 - 9:58 AM

Santi Cazorla hasn't had a very good campaign but his form is improving and he stepped up in a big way against Fulham with a brace in a 2-0 win.

The little Spaniard scored twice in quick succession to see Arsenal repeat the script that saw them beat Cardiff City by the same 2-0 scoreline last weekend. Arsenal has taken to struggling early despite dominating possession and then scoring twice quickly and then seeing out the match fairly comfortably. There were a number of positive signs for Arsenal in addition to Cazorla's brace including Serge Gnabry's strong play, two excellent Lukas Podolski chances and the return of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from injury.

Santi Cazorla scored Arsenal's opener and Aaron Ramsey continued his incredible season to close the deal 2-0 over Liverpool at the Emirates.

In the battle for first place in the table between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates, Santi Cazorla scored from his own rebound to put Arsenal ahead 1-0 in the first half. Olivier Giroud had a couple of makeable chances before the halftime whistle but couldn't make them count. In the second half, the hero of the season so far, Aaron Ramsey, scored from distance to provide the final margin. Mesut Ozil had two chances to put it out of reach but, like Giroud, he couldn't find the back of the net. Liverpool had a couple of decent chances late but Arsenal held on for the clean sheet victory and a five point lead over Liverpool and Chelsea with Spurs still to play on Sunday.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 06:37:00 PM