Everybody knew Santi Cazorla was a crucial part of the Arsenal side but the Spaniard’s absence through injury has opened up a can of worms in North London, with the Gunners failing to get by without the veteran.
Following last night’s draw with Bournemouth, Arsenal now boast a win record of just 50% without Cazorla amongst their ranks this season and it’s a far cry of the form they managed with the Spaniard in their midfield.
Arsenal have now failed to win 50% of their 12 Premier League games since Santi Cazorla was injured.
They won six in a row before then. pic.twitter.com/iEcVN3Ft21
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 3, 2017
Having won six Premier League goals in a row with Cazorla in the side, Arsenal have now managed to win only half of their 12 matches since and could fall a whopping 11 points behind leaders Chelsea this evening if the Blues overcome Tottenham Hotspur.
With Cazorla set to remain on the sidelines for a while, it’s a worrying sign for an Arsenal side that have now failed to win their last three away matches in the Premier League.