By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Cazorla was the name on the lips of Arsenal fans everywhere on Monday after the Spain international inspired the Gunners to a rout over Reading; the former Malaga player was nearly unplayable throughout the game, scoring a brilliant hat-trick and getting an assist as well.
The diminutive playmaker, who joined Arsenal in the summer, has been one of the few bright spots in the Gunners' thus far underwhelming season, and he is looking to be one of the most astute signings Wenger has made in recent times.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, who started the game against Reading, believes Cazorla will be able to take the club to greater heights with the amount of quality he possesses, and revealed that playing with the 28-year-old was a truly enjoyable experience.
"It's a pleasure for anyone to get to play with a player like Santi," Oxlade-Chamberlain told Arsenal Player.
"You can give him the ball in tight situations and you can trust him to get out of them and create things.
"We've been working on getting him and Jack [Wilshere] in behind the lines, between the defence and the midfield and picking up little pockets of space.
"When you get the ball to them two in those positions, especially Santi, he can create things - shots on target, goals and assists.
"We know it's important to get him [the ball] around there.
"He's a brilliant player and he showed it on Monday with three crucial goals.
"He deserves everything he gets. He's doing really well for us this season and hopefully he can keep going."
Given that Cazorla was one of the shortest players on the pitch on Monday, many, including Cazorla himself, were surprised that he managed to score with a header, but Oxlade-Chamberlain believes the 2007 Spanish Player of the Year will score a few more headed goals this season.
"I think he was a bit surprised with that one," Oxlade-Chamberlain admitted.
"But he's a quality player so I wouldn't put it past him to score another one this season.
"We've got players in the team that can produce things - Jack in midfield and Santi and Mikel, [as well as] Lukas up front. Theo was a different dynamic up front and I thought that worked really well.
"We've got quality in the side to make things happen when we're all playing well together.
"We've had a really good week of training - I've noticed that. The boys have been gelling well and playing good football and it showed on Monday.
"We know that if we compete, do the right things and trust our game, we've got enough ability in the squad to beat anyone and play free-flowing football wherever we play."
Arsenal will take on Wigan in their next Premier League fixture.