The Spaniard helped Arsenal control the midfield in what was a 2-0 win on the night, with the away side managing 71 per cent possession. A 3-1 first leg win for the Ligue 1 side at The Emirates however meant that Arsenal were eliminated on away goals.
Cazorla's performance saw his efforts hailed by former teammate Emmanuel Frimpong, who used his Twitter account to state that the ex-Malaga man deserves more credit.
Santi C is Just a baller man soo underrated— I AM FRIMPONG (@IAMFRIMPONG26) March 17, 2015
Cazorla completed 88 per cent of his 121 passes against Monaco, but it was not as dynamic as previous performances this season despite his influence on the side's possession.
He did not create any goalscoring chances, nor did any of his two shots land on target.
The ex-Malaga man could really have thrown his name into the mix for the acclaim Frimpong believes he deserves had he managed to find a way to help Arsenal get the third goal they needed.
That isn't a burden which should rest on him however, as the team did well to win 2-0 away from home against a strong opponent, it was simply their first leg nightmare which let them down.
Well done @Arsenal Can't fault you lot for effort ... Goodnight people— I AM FRIMPONG (@IAMFRIMPONG26) March 17, 2015
The ex-Barnsley midfielder had earlier dropped a gaffe on Twitter, believing the Gunners could qualify as a result of a 2-0 win.