Once again our season has been blighted by injuries; almost every player has been out of the side for chunks of time but whose injury has had the most influence?
I would say without doubt it is Cazorla.
We all love our little Spanish genius but it is not just his smile we have missed it is also his ability. Just watch the video below
When Mr Wenger started the season with Santi alongside Coquelin as our defensive shield my (and many others) reaction was bewilderment – how could this attacking midget act as DM? He answered us by playing his exuberant shimmy-shammy skills closer to his own gaol and setting up the attacking play from deeper. He was a revelation and we looked as though the title was ours for the taking.
With Santi and Cazorla in tandem we gained 23 points from 11 games, without them 36 from 22 – a potential loss of 10 points. Our goal ratio has also plummeted.
Perhaps we were not as tight at the back, though the goals against since his injury may tell a different story.
In my opinion, the midfield of Ramsey, Cazorla and Coquelin remains our best trio (though Elneny looks the nuts). Had all three played the full season we would be Champions, wouldn’t we?
written by Big Raddy