The Spanish playmaker set up the Gunners' first goal when he fed a sublime ball for Podolski to turn and fire home in the 44th minute.
In the wake of the victory, match-winner Podolski spoke highly of Cazorla, labelling him as a top-quality player.
"Everyone knows he is an amazing player. He can play the final ball and see a pass between three or four players," he told Sky Sports.
"Not a lot can pass like that, it was a great pass and it was important before half time. The three points stay at the Emirates and now we focus on the next game."
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