Boss - What we miss when we miss Santi

Santi Cazorla could be back for Saturday’s game at Sunderland. But he might not be.

That’s a concern when you consider that we failed to break down Middlesbrough last weekend. But, for all of Santi’s qualities, Arsene Wenger believes that the rest of the team can find a solution.

"When Santi is out we miss the pass from deep midfield to high midfield, security on the ball, getting out of pressure," said the boss.

"When we are getting closed down, he gets you out of tight situations and creates openings for the team. There is as well a good understanding between him and Mesut Ozil.

"Against Middlesbrough, people said ‘Santi did not play’, but I believe we had enough domination, enough quality to win the game on the pitch, and that’s where we have to find the solution even when Santi is not there.

"No matter how big Santi is, and God knows that I rate him highly, we have as well drawn and lost games with him as well. We have to find a solution with the players that are on the pitch."


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