Liverpool’s Gerrard is spectacular, says Arsenal’s Cazorla

Santi Cazorla hails Steven Gerrard as a "spectacular" player ahead of Liverpool's trip to Arsenal on Wednesday night

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Santi Cazorla joined Arsenal from Malaga this summer Photo: Back Page Images

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Santi Cazorla has hailed Steven Gerrard as a “spectacular” player ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Arsenal on Wednesday night.

The Spanish midfielder netted his first Arsenal goal in a 2-0 victory over the Reds at Anfield back in September after completing a switch to north London from Malaga in the summer.

Despite the Gunners’ win on Merseyside earlier in the season, Cazorla is expecting a “totally different game” at the Emirates, with the Reds having recruited Daniel Sturridge this month.

Cazorla believes Liverpool were too dependent on Luis Suarez for goals but feels they have a more potent attack following the arrival of the England international, while reserving special praise for Gerrard.

“It was a nice goal, one that I will always remember, my first with Arsenal and in a stadium that’s very special like Anfield,” Cazorla told Arsenal’s matchday programme.

“We put in a good performance against them. Also, they were at an early stage. They had good players but were quite dependent on Luis Suarez in terms of scoring.

“Now, they have Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard is a spectacular player. They have gained in confidence and I think it’ll be a totally different game.”

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