Santi Cazorla praises Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Podolski by AM
The former Malaga midfielder has praised the Arsenal trio of Walcott, Chamberlain and new signing Podolski.
On Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla says that although he has a bright future, the England international shouldn’t be burdened with too much expectation. Chamberlain, who recently put in a wonderful performance against Moldova in England’s first match of the World Cup Qualification campaign, has also recently being praised by England manager Roy Hodgson.
“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,” Cazorla was quoted in El País.
“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.”
The Spanish international has also pointed out that Podolski has influenced him a lot and that he loves playing with the German international. The pair combined together at Anfield to give Arsenal a memorable win in their last match. This is what Cazorla had to say about the German international –
“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.”
The Spaniard has also spoken highly of Theo Walcott. Cazorla said that the former Southampton graduate, who was recently sent back from the England squad due to illness, is an important part of the team’s game play, especially while counter attacking.
“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.” – Cazorla said about Theo.
Cazorla himself has been in wonderful form in recent past and has settled into the Arsenal team like a fish in water. The diminutive attacker has carried his good form to the international arena as well, as he scored and assisted in Spain’s victory over Saudi Arabia. As of now, he looks to be the signing of the season for the Gunners.
It is not just the Arsenal fans who have been impressed, as Cazorla has been named as the EA Sports player of the month