Santi Cazorla’s sparkling performance against Manchester City helped Arsenal pull of a surprise win…
Arsenal won their first match at the Etihad Stadium since October 2010 on Sunday, ending the Premier League champions’ 12 match unbeaten run and reinvigorating their own top four hopes.
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In what was arguably the Gunners’ best performance of the season, it was Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla who shone – scoring the first from the penalty spot, before providing the cross that led to the second.
Off the back of his match-winning performance, we rank the 12 Arsenal purchases from La Liga – including former Malaga man Cazorla, who arrived in 2012 – in order of their success with the North London giants:
12) Fran Merida (Barcelona, 2005)
Spent two years in the Gunners academy before making his Premier League debut in 2007. The midfielder would only go on to make five further top flight appearances, before leaving for Atletico Madrid in 2010. Now without a club.