The Spaniard caps off a superb campaign in north London.
Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has capped off a brilliant debut season at the Emirates by being named the club’s Player of the Year.
The Spaniard beat Laurent Koscielny to the award after receiving over 50-percent of the votes and continues to impress in north London.
Cazorla played every single one of the Gunners’ 38 Premier League matches in 2012/13 following his £16.7m transfer from La Liga side Malaga, scoring 12 goals and providing the same amount of assists.
Despite operating behind the front-man the 28-year-old was Arsenal’s second top goal scorer in the league, with only Theo Walcott ahead of him.
Manager Arsene Wenger has come under some criticism this campaign after failing to deliver a trophy to the club for the eighth successive year, but in Cazorla the Frenchman has still shown he has an eye for talent.
“He is right footed but when you watch him play you don’t know. It shows how important that is in the modern midfield,” the manager said on the club’s website.
“Glenn Hoddle was like that – left-footed, right-footed, you could not say what he was. Cazorla is similar on that front. I don’t remember anyone else I have worked with who was as two-footed.”
Comparisons with Hoddle may not draw much appreciation from Tottenham fans but there is no doubting that the little Spaniard matches the former Spurs star for technique.
In fact it is a measure of how highly rated Cazorla is that in a crowded pool of talent in the Spanish national side’s midfield – which includes the likes of Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Cesc Fabregas, Xabi Alonso and David Silva to name a few – the Arsenal man has won 52 caps and scored eight goals.