VIDEO - Arsenal maestro dummies Real Madrid goalkeeper in training

Cazorla Arsenal Debut

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has been enjoying himself in training with the Spain national team ahead of their friendly against Italy on Wednesday…

The 29-year-old was called up to the Spain national team by coach Vincente del Bosque ahead of Manchester United’s record signing Juan Mata and the Gunners maestro seems to be having fun away on the international break.

Cazorla was well known for his trickery and audacity while playing in La Liga with Villareal, Recreativo and Malaga prior to his switch to the Emirates in 2012. He is clearly seen pulling off a tenacious dummy to fool Spain goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas of Real Madrid much to the amusement of the watching fans and his teammates.

Cazorla has been in fine form this term since returning from his injury at the start of the season. He has made 22 appearances in the Premier League, scoring four goals and providing four assists.

Since the arrival of former Real Madrid play-maker Mesut Ozil at the Emirates for a club record fee of £42.4million in September Cazorla has predominantly been deployed out wide by manager Arsene Wenger to good effect.

The former Malaga maestro will be hoping to impress for Spain on Wednesday to boost his hopes of booking his seat on the flight to Brazil this summer for the World Cup. But with competition from the likes of Xavi, Andres Iniesta, David Silva, Koke, Isco, and former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas, the attacking midfielder will have plenty of competition for his place.

image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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