Comparing the Rangers manager’s last Premier League season to that of the 35-year old, Cazorla provided 10 more assists and also averaged more key passes, crosses and through balls, according to Whoscored.
Perhaps the comparison is unfair given that the former England international was playing in the latter stages of his tenure at the Reds when Cazorla was emerging at the Emirates, but it does exemplify the midfielder’s talent. However, Gerrard will still arguably be remembered as one of the Premier League’s all-time greatest ever players, despite never getting his hands on the league trophy.
Nevertheless, Cazorla grew into a fan favourite at the north London club, and this is backed up by his stats over the course of his Arsenal career. The Spanish international featured in 180 matches for the club, scoring 29 goals and making 45 assists, as per Transfermarkt.
Who would you have rather have in your team at their prime?
These Gunners supporters raved when they heard the claim from Sinama-Pongolle:
Yeb the premier league never had someone like cazorla. That man was class
— Abdala shuraym (@AShuraym) May 5, 2020
his technical ability was actually disgusting…the guy could glide on the pitch, he was virtually impossible to dispossess and forget about trying to press him inorder to make a silly pass/decision. We were robbed from a PL great imo because of injuries.
— Foolish Watcher (@AH99____) May 5, 2020
Left and right foot. Could do it all. Very talented player fella
— Vasili Tsouvalas (@TsouvalasAFC) May 6, 2020
A magician he was, indeed. Underappreciated by some Arsenal fans just he played in their favorite player’s position.
— Magnum PI (@Junaidkhatak11) May 5, 2020
Man takes set pieces with either foot that alone is different levels
— AFC Flame (@AFCFlame) May 6, 2020
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