Former Gunner: Arsenal new boy an upgrade on Fabregas

09:01 28 August 2012

Former Malaga man Santi Cazorla looks a shrewd signing by Wenger . Photo: Jon Buckle/PA

Former Malaga man Santi Cazorla looks a shrewd signing by Wenger . Photo: Jon Buckle/PA

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Martin Keown has heaped praise on Santi Cazorla

Arsenal legend Martin Keown thinks Santi Cazorla is a better player than former captain Cesc Fabregas.

The 26-year-old Spanish playmaker has impressed for the Gunners in his first two Premier League appearances, and Keown is excited by what he brings to the team, claiming he is better with the ball than his compatriot Fabregas.

“[Cazorla] looks a fantastic talent and his class is there for everyone to see straight away,” Keown told the Daily Mail.

“He is Liam Brady and Cesc Fabregas rolled into one: he has Brady’s shooting ability and Fabregas’s vision.

“He’s better than Fabregas with the ball too - he moves it so quickly, which is shown by the fact he’s had more touches in the opposition half than any player so far this season.

He is tough to defend against too as if you close him down, he’ll thread a ball through to the strikers and if you back off, he’ll shoot.

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Arsenal news

Monday, February 8, 2016
Mesut Oezil  (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Tottenham and Arsenal both kept up their Premier League title bids with hard-fought wins and clean sheets but how many made it into our team of the week?

Monday, February 8, 2016
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez

George Graham says Arsenal’s routine win at Bournemouth shows they can still overhaul favourites Leicester.

Monday, February 8, 2016
Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal in action (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Mohamed Elneny became a father on Sunday morning, explaining the Egyptian’s absence as Arsenal ran out 2-0 winners at Bournemouth.

Monday, February 8, 2016
Dimitri Payet of West Ham (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

We round up all the gossip and key stories from Monday morning’s first editions.

Monday, February 8, 2016
Claudio Ranieri of Leicester City greets Mauricio Pochettino  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Leicester’s stunning 3-1 victory at Manchester City has taken Claudio Ranieri’s side a step closer to winning the Barclays Premier League.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Read more
Surface Pro 4

Technology is ever evolving. We are constantly being shown new technology that is innovative, revolutionary and designed to make life easier for us all. Gone are the days of dial up modems and computers so large you needed half a room to store it. We are in the age of smooth, small and sleek. Companies are all trying their best to create technology that is easy to transport and guaranteed to be user friendly.

Read more

Latest Tech News

Transport