Cultured attacking midfielder Santi Cazorla joined Arsenal from Malaga in August 2012.
Santi - full name Santiago Cazorla González - was a key part of the Malaga side which finished fourth in La Liga last season, qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in the club's history.
Santi Cazorla Profile
December 13, 1984
|Previous Club(s)||Malaga, Villarreal, Recreativo, Villarreal, Oviedo|
The versatile 27-year-old, who is suited to either wing or a central role, has been a regular in the Spain set-up for four years and was a member of his country's victorious squads at the European Championship in 2008 and 2012.
Before joining Malaga in 2011, Santi spent two spells at Villarreal, making 181 appearances and helping 'the Yellow Submarine' finish runners-up in La Liga in 2008.
He was voted Spanish Player of the Year in 2007 after a dazzling season with Recreativo de Huelva, where he spent the 2006/07 season. Santi spent the early part of his career at youth level with Spanish side Oviedo.
Nimble, intelligent and a creative threat, Santi was a thorn in La Liga defences for more than eight years. His speed and versatility will make him a key figure in Arsene Wenger’s plans.
Santi scored nine times for Malaga last season en route to their top-four finish and caught the eye with a number of perfectly-executed free-kicks. It was his most prolific campaign to date.
Santi Cazorla's Arsenal Career
|Prem Lge||Europe||FA Cup||Lge Cup||Total|
|2012-2013||37 + 1||12||7||0||2 + 1||0||1||0||47 + 2||12|
|Total||37 + 1||12||7||0||2 + 1||0||1||0||47 + 2||12|