The little Spaniard was a stand-out performer in Arsenal’s draw with Sunderland at the weekend, becoming the creative hub for many of Arsenal’s effective attacking plays.
While it was only a glimpse of what will hopefully be a long career at the Emirates, Robert Pires (who was Cazorla’s former team-mate at Villareal) has said there would be more of the same to come from Cazorla who fits perfectly into the Arsenal style of football.
Pires is quoted as saying by official website Arsenal.com:
Santi called me when the offer from the Club arrived and I told him that it was the perfect club for him.
The way the team plays will suit him perfectly and he is the kind of player Arsène loves too. He is a very exciting player, very gifted technically with both feet. He has an impressive creative touch and he can play in the centre or on the wings.
His vision and the quality of his passing is brilliant but he can also take people on. Despite still being quite young, he has big experience with the Spanish national team and has also played in the Champions League.
Finally, he has a very good mentality and is a real team player. He will need a bit of time to settle but I’m convinced he will adapt very quickly and will be a great signing for Arsenal.
Anyone would have to agree, what we saw from Cazorla in his first game was very promising and hopefully he can continue on and grow into the attacking midfield role and also adapt to the Premier League.
In Stoke this weekend, I am sure Cazorla will face a team different to any he faced in Spain. The physical presence and aerial threat they pose will no doubt help him adapt more quickly to the Premier League.
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