Santi Cazorla has been named the Vitality Player of the Month for December.

The Spain international hit top form for the Gunners, scoring four goals and claiming an assist as he polled just over half of the votes cast.

Cazorla opened his Premier League account for the season with a penalty at Stoke City, before scoring twice on his 30th birthday in Arsenal's 4-1 victory against Newcastle United.

He followed that up with an assist for Olivier Giroud in the 2-2 draw at Liverpool, before opening the scoring at West Ham United by converting from the spot.

Having won the previous three awards, Alexis Sanchez was edged out into second in our official club poll, with Olivier Giroud back in third.

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December Player of the Month - Results

Player % of votes
Santi Cazorla 52.8
Alexis Sanchez 34.3
Olivier Giroud 3.7
Other  9.2

Arsenal fan Callum Burgess from Kent, who voted for Santi, will present the award before the Stoke City game at Emirates Stadium.

He will also receive two tickets to the match.

This season's winners

Month  Player
August 2014 Calum Chambers
September 2014 Alexis Sanchez
October 2014 Alexis Sanchez
November 2014 Alexis Sanchez
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