Wenger’s side started the match slowly but sparked into life in the second half as two quick goals from Cazorla secured what was in the end a comfortable victory.
The Frenchman believes Santi Cazorla is finding his form again after a difficult first half of the season after having some injury issues in the first half of the season.
“When you play in your opponents’ half, in the final third, he is one of the players who can create something special, either through his passing or through his finishing. He is two-footed, and that makes him very dangerous”, Wenger told Arsenal’s official website.
“He was out for a long time at the start of the season and had some injury problems. After that he had an ankle problem and only recently, since mid-December, has he come back to his level”, he said.
The Frenchman felt his side deserved credit for showing patience to finally break down the Cottagers determined defence.
“We were in control for the 90 minutes but a bit one-paced in the first half with our passing. In the second half when we got up a gear we scored the goals. Santi got two good goals and from then on we looked like we would get the points”, he said. “We had a few more chances but overall in games against teams who fight not to go down, it is very difficult. Sometimes it is a question of patience.”
He had a great game yesterday and was surely the Man of the match. His season has been somewhat interrupted with injury and the usual inconsistency that often follows long term lay offs, but hopefully we will start seeing the Santi of last campaign on a regular basis. He scored two goals and hopefully he’s now back in the groove as we will need him at his best to continue our pursuit of some elusive silverware.
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