Unai Emery finally find perfect solution to Arsenal’s long-term midfield crisis —1
Since Patrick Viera and Gilberto Silva left the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal’s former manager Arsene Wenger was unable to find a perfect replacement for both players.
The central midfield position was a huge problem for the Frenchman as he couldn’t get quality players to occupy the position.
Luckily for Arsene Wenger, Santi Cazorla joined the Emirates Stadium outfits from Malaga in the 2012-13 season and turned out to be the missing player in the team.
The Spanish midfielder flourished in the defensive midfield role as he was capable of nipping some dangerous attacking moves made by the opposition.
Apart from executing his defensive duties exceptionally, the Spaniard also joined the attack when there are needs for that.
Sadly for Wenger, Cazorla was injured during a Champions League clash against Ludogorets Razgrad in 2016 and had to spend two years in the recuperating room.
The player’s injury ultimately forced Wenger to began his search for another midfielder.
The Frenchman captured Coquelin, Xhaka, Elneny and Ramsey but none of them were able to reach the Spaniard’s level in terms of performance and quality – no disrespect to the listed players.