By FOX Sports Staff
Cazorla, who is comfortable playing with both his left and right foot, has scored three goals in his last two Barclays Premier League games starting from the left and Arteta believes this is not just a coincidence
"I think he's been outstanding," Arteta was quoted as saying on the Arsenal website.
"He's played almost every game and is probably the only one [to have done that].
"The way he plays, he takes a lot of knocks and plays a demanding game physically as well. To adapt to the Premier League in his first year and do what he's doing, I think we have to clap him. He deserves that.
"He seems to be comfortable when he plays off the left. He's got a lot of freedom and he causes problems to the other teams because we can use the extra man in midfield.
"I think he's a player that can make the difference with his ability."
Cazorla's most recent match-winning display came in Saturday's 2-1 win over Aston Villa with the Spaniard bagging both the goals for the Gunners.
And with a vital north London derby coming up at White Hart Lane next weekend, Arteta is calling for an end to the silly defensive mistakes which has cost them a chance at ending an eight year trophy drought.
"Sometimes [mistakes come from] a bit of a lack of concentration. Or [if] a team-mate makes a mistake, the second one cannot be a mistake again," he said.
"It seems to happen. For every small detail, the other teams are taking advantage and it's costing us a lot of points."
Fourth-placed Tottenham have the chance to move four points clear of the Gunners if they beat West Ham on Monday.