Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger faces a selection headache following Mesut Ozil's recovery from injury after Santi Cazorla revealed he is back to his best due to his new role in a central position.
The Spain international became a sensation in his debut season in the Premier League, scoring 12 league goals while providing as many assists.
However, the former Malaga offensive midfielder struggled to replicate that form last season due to an ankle injury and only netted four Premier League goals.
The Spaniard was even linked with a summer return to La Liga but he remained at the north London club where has regained his peak form, scoring four goals during December while receiving the Vitality Player of the Month award, voted for by Arsenal fans, and the PFA Fans' award.
Cazorla explained the improvement, saying following injuries to Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere, he has enjoyed his football more than ever in the number 10 role.
"I have more space [in the middle], more possibilities to score and assist, and I like this position very much. I always can help the team and I love when I play in the middle," he said to Arsenal's official website.
"I always try to make goals. It's important for me because I am a midfielder and I always want to help the team score, and I will try to make more before the end of the season.
"I want to continue to play at this level for the rest of the season. I always want to help the team with goals. I hope to score more until the end of the season. It's very important for me and the team."
Following Ozil's return to action, Wenger will have now to decide whether to keep Cazorla in the playmaker role or put the Germany international back into his favoured position.