Arsenal midfielder has scribbled his name in gold in the Barclays Premier League history books for the highest number of passes completed in the first-half of a single season.

Santi Cazorla has proven he is the pass master as he became the first player this season to complete more than 1,000 passes in England’s Premier division according to EA Sports Player Performance index.

The 30-year-old Spaniard has now made 1,034 passes having played 1,204 minutes so far for Arsene Wenger’s side in 2015/2016, more than 200 ahead of his nearest competitors.

Behind Cazorla in the rankings is Bournemouth’s Andrew Surman who is in second place having completed 812 passes in 1,260 minutes, two more than Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has managed (810 passes in 1,044 minutes) followed by Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho with 750 passes in 1,194 minutes and Cazorla’s team-mate Mesut Ozil who has made 732 passes in 1,117 minutes to complete the top five.

Others in the top 10 are Everton midfielder Gareth Barry (717 passes), Swansea defender Williams (710), Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan (701), Bournemouth defender Simon Francis(668) and Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey (667).


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