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Santi: Arsenal Play Like Spain

Santi Cazorla says that his transition into a Premier League star has been easy, because Arsenal play like Spain.

The 28-year-old Spanish international attacking midfielder has been a joy to watch at times, since his move to Arsenal from Malaga.

His ability to play across the line, linking up with his fellow midfielders and strikers has given Arsenal the swashbuckling quality they love when going forward.

And he thinks Arsenal style of play under Arsene Wenger is similar to the style he employs when playing for La Furia Roja.

"For me it is important to go out onto the pitch and be comfortable, and that has been the case since the first game," Cazorla told Arsenal’s matchday magazine.

"I have always been at ease on the pitch. In my case too, you do not notice much difference between Arsenal and playing in Spain, because we are also a side who like to play with the ball.

"The boss has a philosophy of playing football, it is always trying to find attacking football, of having the ball and because of the characteristics of the players we have, it is what comes easiest to us."

Cynics will say that while the Gunners and Spain may employ similar methodologies, allowing Cazorla to adapt seamlessly, there is one major difference between the two outfits: trophies. 

 

But football fans will be appreciative that Cazorla has settled down so quickly, to thrill with his silky, Spanish-honed skills.

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