Wenger glad of Santi’s gifts


Arsene Wenger has paid tribute to Santi Cazorla after the Spaniard’s two goals were enough to take three points in a 2-1 win against Aston Villa today.

Cazorla scored early to put Arsenal ahead, and late to win the game, and Wenger admitted he didn’t think the former Malaga man would score so many goals in his first season.

“I did not expect him to score so many goals, because there are still 11 games to go so he could get a few more.

“For me he is a complete player because he also has spirit. He continued to fight until the last minute even though he was a bit tired.

“He is a good example to follow because every day he is happy to come and play and practice. When he is on the pitch he gives you everything.

“He is a great player, which you have noticed since the start of the season. I am happy and grateful he delivered two important goals today.”

And after a difficult week the Arsenal manager was glad his team back to winning ways.

“I am not here to lose games, I want win. We are in a catch-up situation and we depend a little bit on the results of the other teams but vastly on our consistency.

“The key for us is to be consistent and that is why today a draw would have been a very, very bad result for us.

“We cannot drop points, I have said that many times after the Chelsea game. That is what is in our minds, no matter where we go and who we play.”

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