Hot off scoring a cracker against Barcelona, every Arsenal fans’ favourite ex-Gunner still playing, Santi Cazorla, scored and assisted for Villarreal as they beat Real Betis 5-1 on Friday night.

Santi Cazorla celebrates scoring against Real Betis. Photo via La Liga/Santander
Santi Cazorla celebrates scoring against Real Betis. Photo via La Liga/Santander

You don’t need me to remind you what Santi Cazorla went through during his last two seasons at Arsenal. We all know it’s a miracle he’s able to walk unaided, so I’m not entirely sure there is an adequate word to describe what he’s doing when he gets on a football pitch.

Genius doesn’t seem to quite cut it as he grabbed another La Liga goal and assist to help his side smash five past Real Betis, moving them up to fifth place.

After the game, Villarreal manager, Javier Calleja said, “He scores goals, assists, works, has experience, is a top player, is a great person. I take my hat off and I never tire of praising him. He shows it every day.”

This season, Cazorla has four goals and three assists in seven games while averaging around 81 minutes per match. He’s scored against Granada, Real Valladolid, Barcelona and Betis while he’s assisted against Granada, Leganes, and Betis.

He turns 35 in December.

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