Ray Parlour praises 'top class' Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla

The midfielder is set to return to full fitness in the coming weeks.

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has praised current midfielder Santi Cazorla while appearing on BT Sport’s Fletch and Sav, broadcast from 10am, February 20th.

The Spaniard is one of the stars in Arsenal’s midfield, having established himself as one of their key men since arriving from Malaga in 2012.

Last season saw him drop from his favoured number 10 role into a central midfield position, where has flourished despite suggestions he would struggle.

He has been missing over recent months after picking up a long-term knee injury, but is expected to return to the first team when fully fit once again.

And Parlour has praised him, saying he is an unbelievable player.

“He’s a top class player,” he told Fletch and Sav.

“He’s the only player who I don’t know what foot he kicks with; he’s an unbelievable player.”

When Cazorla does return to full fitness, it will be interesting to see if he does indeed make an immediate return to the starting line up.

In his absence, Aaron Ramsey has been given his chance to impress in central midfield, and has done just that with a series of assured displays.

The latest of those was in the 2-1 loss to Barcelona in the Champions League and Cazorla faces a fight to earn back his place.

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