Santi Cazorla simply not good enough for Arsenal, blasts ex-striker

Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas claims that Santi Cazorla is "simply not good enough" to play for the Gunners

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla Photo: Back Page Images

Charlie Nicholas has launched a scathing attack on Santi Cazorla, claiming that the playmaker is “simply not good enough” for Arsenal.

Cazorla has been a mainstay of Arsene Wenger’s first team this season, scoring four goals and making four assists in 27 Premier League appearances.

He’s got the talent to play at Arsenal but he doesn’t turn up in the big games

Charlie Nicholas

However, former Arsenal forward Nicholas says that the 29-year-old Spain international has not performed against the top opposition this season.

“The team’s had bad injuries but some of these players who are playing just now have not turned up to any of the big games,” Nicholas said on Sky Sports News.

“I’m probably going to upset some Arsenal fans with certain names. Cazorla’s been an eye-catcher but he’s simply not good enough for Arsenal.

“He’s got magical feet, he’s got the talent to play at Arsenal but he doesn’t turn up in the big games. It’s up to the players to show fight.

“Who gets stick? Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud, Jack Wilshere…never, ever him [Cazorla].

“I expect more from him because he’s talented.”


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