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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Santi Cazorla has revealed he loves playing with Gunners team-mates Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott.
Cazorla has been in outstanding form for Arsenal since his summer switch from Malaga and scored his first goal for the club in their 2-0 win over Liverpool last weekend.
The Spanish international has settled quickly in north London and has been impressed by three Arsenal team-mates in particular.
Speaking to El País about 19-year-old Oxlade-Chamberlain, he said: “I see him training every day and he has a spectacular future.
“We have to take it easy with him because he is very young,” he continued.
“But he has a lot of nerve, he is not daunted by anyone and you can see he’s been like that since he was small.”
Cazorla combined well with fellow new signing Lukas Podolski in the Liverpool victory and says the German has been a great influence on him already.
“He is a phenomenon, he has helped me a lot.
“He admires the way Spain and Barcelona play and tells me he hopes we can play like that at Arsenal.”
Of speed-merchant Theo Walcott, Cazorla said: “He gives us something else.
“For playing into spaces on the counter-attack he suits us very well. He’s got a lot of quality.
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