Santi Cazorla is the Arsenal Player of the Month for January!

The Spain international won a clutch of these awards in 2012/13 - and was named Player of the Season - and he's off the mark for this campaign after scoring five times in six January appearances.

Santi has been back to his best in the New Year after missing a chunk of the season through injury. And his goals have been timely, with Santi stepping up after Theo Walcott was ruled out until the summer.

A fiercely-struck opener in the FA Cup win over Tottenham was followed by a second-half brace to break down Fulham. And Santi came off the bench to score in another FA Cup victory - against Coventry - before firing Arsenal in front at Southampton.

Santi won our January poll in style, receiving more than half of the votes cast. Not surprisingly the top three was completed by two key men at the back - Wojciech Szczesny and Per Mertesacker - following four Arsenal clean sheets in January.

January Player of the Month - Results

Player % of votes
Santi Cazorla 57.4
Wojciech Szczesny 8.9
Per Mertesacker 8.1
Other  25.6

 
A voter will be chosen to present the award to Santi before a home game at Emirates Stadium. They will also receive two tickets to the match. 

This season's winners

Month  Player
August 2013 Aaron Ramsey
September 2013 Aaron Ramsey
October 2013 Aaron Ramsey
November 2013 Aaron Ramsey
December 2013 Theo Walcott
January 2014 Santi Cazorla
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